Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Scratch Board Art - "A Quiet Respect" Cougar

A Quiet Respect

Hello All,

As I'm sure some of you already know, my daughter has been very ill, she contracted the flesh eating bacteria.  She was in ICU for over a week, had three surgeries, but is now doing better.  She is currently in a rehab hospital that specializes in that kind of wound care and will be there for at least another couple of months, maybe more.  The last couple of months have been very scary for our family.  

While I was visiting her in the hospital all day long I thought I would try to do some scratch board art.  It is something I have always wanted to try.  What is so nice about scratch board is while I was sitting there for hours all I needed was the scratching tool and the scratch board.  

No don't worry..... I am still going to do first love, Colored Pencil, and I am continuing on my book but the scratch board was so therapeutic while I was sitting there for hours.  I did put my book on hold for a few months because of what we were going through but I will be starting back up on it in the next week or two.

This piece is titled "A Quiet Respect" done by scratching away the black ink to expose the white clay board under the ink.  I also did a little bit of colorizing with a few colored inks.  I came up with this title because I couldn't believe how much pain my daughter was going through and how well she is handling this horrible situation, she has needed lots of strength to go through this.

Don't forget....... Keep Scribbling!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

City of Brea Art Gallery

I was thrilled to see that the City of Brea Art Gallery chose my artwork, "Animal Totem; Cougar and the Cloud Spirits"  to use in the promotional material for the Colored Pencil Society of America's Exhibition.  Woo Hoo!!