Scratchboard Drawings

Good Morning Sunday…I offer you two different attempts at scratchboard. I haven’t used these medium in awhile and really love the effects.

The first is done with the paper scratchboard using a wooden stylus. Underneath the black coating is the surprise color.

The rabbit was made on the wood scratchboard using the a variety of metal scratch board tools. I live in Conejo Valley (Conejo is rabbit in the Spanish language). We have thousands of rabbits roaming freely. My town is Thousand Oaks, CA where the Oak trees are protected.

more trees

Good Morning….Another tree scene to add to my December tree art. The trees are cut from magazine ads and I even found some mountains in an advertisement.

This morning I drew what was sitting in front of me on my drawing table.


Paper Quilt and Cookies

Good Morning, happy Thursday!

Christmas Tree #1: painted triangles fitted together as a paper quilt. I did use my sewing machine to add to the texture of the tree.

Cookie # 2: frosted Christmas cookie cut outs painted with Derwent watercolors and colored pencils. So many possibilities!

Plaids and a Thank You

Good Morning – yesterday Eileen McKenna sent her newsletter “My Creative Collection” via email and I’m honored to have been chosen as her featured artist for this month.  Check out Eileen’s inspiring  blog and sign up for her  very “art newsy” newsletter. Each month she has a guest artist, art news, cool tips, and art links. Thank you so much Eileen!!

Instagram: @eileenmckenna

Throughout the month of December I will be representing the Christmas tree with many different designs, today I’m going plaid.