Saturday, February 15, 2014
At the end of 2013, my application to Women Artists of the West was accepted! I'm now an Associate member of this long-standing organization. I've recently completed two pieces to submit to their upcoming show in San Diego in May. I'll find out by February 28th if either/both are accepted. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the show this year.
The first piece is a miniature drawing of a Sandhill Crane. Show organizers requested that each artist submit at least one miniature - anything measuring 12" or less on a side, frame included. This crane is on a 3" x 5" scratchboard which I'll mount to a 5" x 7" board and put in a 5" x 7" black frame. The white outline is the edge of the scratchboard.
|The "all scratched" version|
|The final version, with color. I used colored inks and India ink wash.|
|"Tell Me More About 'Sheep'"|
I used colored ink on the eyes and India ink wash on other areas.
|A detail of the drawing|
In other news, I gave a scratchboard demo at the Stockton Art League a few days ago and will be giving a demo, followed by a workshop at Rocklin Fine Arts next week. On March 15/16, I'm teaching a workshop at Mendocino Art Center. I'm also working on a new drawing to submit to the International Society of Scratchboard Artists annual show that opens at the end of June.