Scratchboard art on Ampersand Scratchbord panel | 10″ x 8″ (25cm x 20cm)
Here’s what Cathy Sheeter says about her artwork:
I created this work using the direct engraving process of scratchboard, scraping away black ink to reveal the white clay layer below. My primary scratching tool is a surgical scalpel, which leaves very fine lines. I usually work from photo references and was attracted to this Friesian stallion’s dramatic flowing mane, though I took artistic liberty to also add a flowing forelock. I try to create work that brings the viewer into the image and engages them to take a closer look at all the tiny scratches that make up the work and all the different textures.
Cathy Sheeter’s piece A Driving Force appeared in Strokes of Genius 3: Fresh Perspectives, published by North Light Books in 2011. Enter the competition here for your chance to appear in Strokes 5 & win other prizes!