Scratchboard is a very exacting art. The surface consists of a stiff backing that is finely coated with white China clay and topped with a smooth layer of India Ink. The artist, using fine etching tools, scratches away the ink, exposing the white layer. This medium is particularly successful for wildlife renderings as fine lines can beproduced to represent hair, fur, feathers, etc. This technique takes a great deal of time and demands patience. There is little room for error, as once a line is etched it is difficult to completely re-ink it. In some works, colored ink is used for accent.
Goldfinch on Yarrow SOLD
"Katie, Campbell and Mom" 8 x 10 - $250.00
African Crowned Crane
'Ostrich family outing- detail'
Canada Goose - private collection
Two Loons - private collection
Karakul Lamb - private collection
Jekyll Island Pelican - $200.00
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'Cape Buffalo with oxpeckers'
Regal Profile - private collection
'Out on a limb' collection of the artist
Sleeping Libby - private collection
Antietam Barn and Suffolks - private collection
Carol's sheep - private collection
Prices do not include shipping and handling costs. All originals are insured and shipped in a basic wood frame for protection. We accept major credit cards, cash and checks in US dollars. Maryland residents please add 6% sales tax.
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