Scratchboard is a form of direct etching where the artist starts with a masonite panel that is coated with white clay and then topped with a thin layer of black ink. A sharp pointed tool is then used to scratch away the black ink and expose the white clay below (leaving a black and white image). The image can then be colored with inks if desired. Scratchboard is regarded by many artists as one of the most difficult mediums to master as it requires excellent drawing skills and attention to fine details. The medium does not allow for many mistakes and the artist must be able to convey many different textures all with just lines or dots

Scratchboard

Safe Haven
Safe Haven

12"x12", Scratchboard, 2020 (Sold)

Two Heads Are Better Than One
Two Heads Are Better Than One

16"x8", Scratchboard, 2019 (available)

Found Objects
Found Objects

14" x 20", Scratchboard, 2018 (available - Offered for sale by the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, WI)

Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits

12"x18", Scratchboard, 2017 (available- Offered for sale by the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, WI)

Otter Ice Capades
Otter Ice Capades

9"x23", Scratchboard and Ink, 2018, (available- Offered for sale by the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, WI). reference photo graciously provided by Paul Thomson at onthewildsidephotography.com

Arthur
Arthur

9" x 12", Scratchboard & Ink, 2019 (Commission)

Kracker
Kracker

16"x12", scratchboard & ink, 2018 (commission)

Memento Mori
Memento Mori

9"x12", Scratchboard, 2016 (available - Offered for sale by the Zero Degrees Gallery in Marquette, MI )

Bradyn
Bradyn

12"x9", Scratchboard, 2015 (private collection)

Zanndyn
Zanndyn

12"x9", Scratchboard, 2015 (private collection)

Forest Floor Sapphire
Forest Floor Sapphire

9"x6", Scratchboard and Ink, 2019 (available - Offered for sale by the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, WI )

Shoreline Feather
Shoreline Feather

8" x 12", Scratchboard, 2017 (Sold)

In Good Hands
In Good Hands

9"x12", Scratchboard, 2015 (sold)

Night Watch
Night Watch

8"x12", Scratchboard and Ink, 2018 (Sold)

Indigo and Pewter
Indigo and Pewter

10"x8", Scratchboard and ink, 2016 (sold)