Black and White

With paper clay, making hatch marks and adding strokes for texture are a lot like drawing shading in pen and ink. The strokes of my clay tool become the shading of the work when the paint is wiped away from the surface.

I have always been drawn to black and white images. Especially vintage lithographs, etchings and engravings. So I try to find vintage images to work from to keep the feel of what I love in my work. They often have a somewhat "iconic" look because they were done from sketches and memory, before photography took over the recording of wildlife. They are nostalgic to me. I am so glad to be able to use them as inspiration.

I see a lot of black and white in my future.

Private Life     Paper Clay on Wood Panel      6" x 6"

Resolute     Paper Clay on Wood Panel      6" x 6"