Here's one of my early scratchboard
pieces, from a photo my husband took of this enormous grasshopper in Arivaca, AZ.
I used watercolor to color it, not having
been introduced to scratchboard inks yet. It was purchased even before I gave
it a title. Hence, Arivaca Grasshopper.
A scratchboard piece that resides in Deanna Thibault's Texas house, as I presented it to her as a farewell gift. She taught me so much! Plus she bought alot of my javelina artwork!
Curve-billed Thrasher Chicks
9x12 scratchboard and watercolor. These little guys grew up in a cholla cactus outside our yard, and flew away to start their own families.
An 8x8 clayboard piece of our
16-year-old Abyssinian, Jake. He's still
a mischievous imp!
3x5 scratchboard w/ink. Our cat Jed is the model.
My first experiment with ink washes on clayboard. I discovered that I like drawing and painting bugs!
More bugs, both 3x5.
"Chrys" on the left; scratchboard with ink. (Would've been much easier had I started with clayboard!)
Cactus Bug on the right; clayboard this time.
Majestic Stroll. Scratchboard with ink.
Bighorn Sheep. Scratchboard.
Barn Owl Portrait
Clayboard with ink. This magnificent creature can be seen at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum if you're lucky!
Scratchboard with watercolor.
Elegant Trogan, scratchboard with ink, and Elegant Trogan II, clayboard with ink. Madera Canyon was overrun with birdwatchers this past spring, vying for their siting of this stunning bird. It is usually seen only in South and Central America, and rarely does it fly this far north.
My very first scratchboard! What does this tool do? What does that tool do?
Scratchboard with ink, juried into SAWG's 1st Annual Regional Juried show (Summer 2018) by Kyle Johnston, and SOLD!