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08-02-2006, 04:26 PM
5 x 3 1/2", Black Scratchboard, acrylics, pen & ink. Saw many of these Torii on trips to Japan! A beautiful country!
C&C appreciated!!!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2006/28168-Torii_finish.jpg

Mary Woodul
08-02-2006, 04:35 PM
This is vibrant and beautiful! I had no idea acrylic could be used for scratchboard. It looks wonderful.

08-02-2006, 05:25 PM
I like the balance of this one, and the little changes in buildings along the shoreline keep it from being perfectly symmetrical, which is nice. I wonder though if there shouldn't be a hint of the structure's colour in the water reflections? Just a thought.

- Tania

08-02-2006, 06:12 PM
Thanks Mary!
And Tainia...Lord yes!!!! I should have thought of that!!!! Darn good point!!!
ps: Just indicated the structure's color in the water. Won't post it though!

08-02-2006, 08:25 PM
Oh come on, post it with the reflection of the colours, please? Very nice piece!!!:clap:

08-03-2006, 04:57 AM
Excellent job:thumbsup:

08-03-2006, 06:56 AM
Appreciate the comments!! Here it is with the water reflection of the structure:http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Aug-2006/28168-Torii_w_reflection_FINI.jpg

08-03-2006, 09:16 AM
Bertoni, I'm not familiar with scratchboard or clayboard, but will certainly seek to buy some and give it a try after seeing some of your work! What I've seen so far of yours reminds me of prints from woodcuts, as seen in old books. The removal of materials from a surface creates a lot of interest.

08-03-2006, 11:23 AM
Give it a try! I'm getting back to it after quite a few years! Am glad I did!
I guess what I like about too is the woodcut and etching look of the process.
The Claybord product is the best!

08-03-2006, 11:25 AM
I love this, Bertoni! It's a stunning piece.

08-03-2006, 11:58 AM
Up is up, down is down, water reflects light, and all is as it should be in the world ;-) as you can see, I'm easily amused.

- Tania

Dave Slaughter
08-03-2006, 12:52 PM
Very nice. Your breadth of subjects is wonderful. I've not seen many landscapes in scratchboard - this is really refreshing.

08-03-2006, 01:09 PM
I thank you for the comments!!

Up is definately up and down is down for certain...and water does reflect light which is one of its primary jobs in the world!
And I too am amused!! LOL:D