November 8, 2010

Reflecting Rose I - WIP (Phase 1)

It's been a little while since I've posted images of a scratchboard piece as I work on it.  I'm already about 4 hours in on this project but it still has much more to be done.

I recently had a vision of creating some botanical "portraits" (for lack of a better word) where I place one or two floral stems against an all black background.  The works will be all about composition, light and color.  The other thing that I will be focusing on is the balance of positive and negative space. 

This first piece is being created on an 8" x 8" board and is kind of a trial run for me as my original vision is to do this on boards that are at least 20" x 24". 

Also, in the case of this particular work, I am calling it "Reflecting Rose I" because part II will be a mirror image of the same blossom against an all white background.

As you can see it's still in its early stages.  The light chalk lines beneath the petals that I've already started to scratch out are the leaves and stem of the rose.  All of this will be scratched as well.

I will post an update once all of the petals are completed at Phase 2 of the project.


Amanda Makepeace said...

You're in the EBSQ Friday Five.

Sandra Willard said...

Thanks for the post, Amanda! I hope folks will let me know if it inspires them to give scratchboard a try.

I also have more WIP's on my blog and you can see them at: