View Full Version : "Window Shopping"...a scratchbd

07-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Had done an acrylic painting of the scene last year and thought I'd try the scene in scratchboard. 5" x 7".
Am still practicing trying to get used to the tools and medium again after quite a few years hiatus. C&C always appreciatedhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2006/28168-Window_Shop_digcam_shot.jpg

Mary Woodul
07-03-2006, 05:25 PM
I think you have picked a perfect scene for your style in scratchboard. It is very authentic. I love the piece!

07-03-2006, 06:46 PM
Glad you do!! Thanks much for looking! Appreciate the comment! After I do a couple more on black...want to experiment with acrylics and other media on clayboard and then scratching in!:)

Mary Woodul
07-03-2006, 08:34 PM
That will look stunning, I'm sure. Scratchboard is a technique I have never tried, mainly because I have never seen a scratchboard here in Mexico or anyone that does it. I'll have to get one next trip to the US and try it out.

07-03-2006, 10:45 PM
Give it a try, I think you'd like it!! I'm about to experiment doing a couple of colorful parrots in different media, not sure which (colored pencil or acrylics or both) and then doing some scratch on that, all on white claybord surface.

07-05-2006, 08:33 AM
This is just lovely.... I love these old shops. I think Scratching is a perfect media for this type of subject and you did a great job with it:clap: :clap:

07-05-2006, 10:17 AM
Thanks Chris, I appreciate the comment!!!

07-06-2006, 12:26 PM
I really like your loose, impressionistic style.

- Tania

07-06-2006, 01:10 PM
Impressionism is the way I like to paint, so it must carry over into my scratchboard work.
...and am so glad it does!!! :)

07-12-2006, 01:17 AM
This looks great Bertoni! I am now working on my first scratchboard and finding it quite daunting! LOL.

I like the perspective and "lived in" look of your shops. Very nicely done. I like seeing the bold and expressive line scratches.


We miss you in the WDE's. I'm hosting this coming week. Come over and visit!

07-12-2006, 09:24 AM
:wave: Hi there Li:
I'll try to get over to the WDE this week! Have been really busy the past few months. Glad you liked this scratchboard. Am getting back to doing them after quite a few years.:)

07-13-2006, 10:13 AM
I agree with everyone, the style and effect are most suited to this. Superb as always.
Karen H

07-13-2006, 03:45 PM
Thanks so much Karen!!!!:)

07-15-2006, 09:49 PM
Gosh, this is stunning Bertoni. I have never tried scratchboard either but your piece is certainly inspiring. I think the detail is wonderful.

07-15-2006, 10:55 PM
Thanks much! So glad you liked it!!!!!!!!