Scratchboard

Scratchboard is one of my favourite mediums!  I start with a solid black panel and scratch the surface with knives and other tools to expose the white clay beneath the black ink.  Every mark is created by hand; different tools and pressure exerted on the tools create a variety of marks.  As I’m scratching I pay close attention to variations in tone and value.  Sometimes I add coloured inks but I love the clean look of black and white.  Depending on the complexity and size of the piece, hundreds of hours can be spent on one piece of art.

 

 

 

Please see the images on my home page and here for samples of my work.

 

The Dewdrop
Morning Coffee
Foxy sweetness
Cheeky Chipmunk
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