Friday, December 21, 2012

White Buffalo

White Buffalo, 12x16, scratchboard with acrylic inks. White buffalo are sacred to Native Americans as well as Canada's First Nations.  They are born white and turn orange as they get older and may turn into the natural brown.
This burly fellow has sold, thank you!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Water Lily

Water Lily
7x5, scratchboard with inks
This was part of a challenge and exchange where we were assigned a subject we normally would not do.  It is  not for sale and is on its way to its new owner.  We could not reveal it until now and this challenge allowed me to to try
the rose bud below.
Not for sale.

Monday, November 5, 2012


These little guys are so cute when they run around on our property. Couldn't resist doing one in scratchboard, 7x5.
 SOLD, Thank you!


A cute chubby panda appeals to you to help his species.
7x5, lightly colored scratchboard.
Available for purchase.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012


A teen cowboy has missed his throw in the High School Rodeo
 and is comforted by his girlfriend. 
 This is 14x11  and is done in black and white.
"Comfort" is available for purchase.  If you are interested or have any questions about this or anyother art, please contact me at

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


This hungry fella is thinking you look mighty good as in "Mmmmm, ....lunch!"
The tiger is 11x14 scratchboard darkly tinted with inks an is available for purchase. 
 Please contact me at


One of my most favorite critters of all, the Praying Mantis. 
This is a gorgeous female about ready to add to the next generation. 
The scratchboard is 7x5, colored with inks, and is available for purchase. 
Please contact me at for more information.


This little cutie is an Anna's Hummingbird. 
It is 7x5 scratchboard colored with inks and is available for purchase.
Please contact me at for more information.

This scratchart has SOLD.  Thank you!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bear, Jus' Relaxin'

This is my latest scratchie, a female grizzly adolescent just hanging around.  She may be daydreaming of honey......or contemplating the worries of the world.

This is 12x16 and is available for purchase.  Please contact me at

Monday, July 23, 2012

At The Gate

At The Gate is 11x14 inked scratchboard and was recenty juried into an exhibition.....
An Equine Jubilee, Celebrating the Horse in Art , August 10- October 24th, The Art Castle, Delaware OH.   

 It is available for purchase, but must stay at the exhibition until the end.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Coy is this girl as she challenges you to guess her secrets. Done on 12x9 black scratchboard, she has been entered into an exhibition sponsored by the International Guild of Realism.  I will know soon if she is accepted.  If so, she cannot be sold except through the exhibition to be held in September.

Reference photograph was taken by Debbie Major who most graciously gave her permission for me to use in this rendition.  Her website is  Thank you, debbie!!

Cougar Eyes

Cougar Eyes is done on black scratchboard, 11x14, and has been accepted along with Calf in Light and Stalking Lion Cub into the exhibition held in July sponsored by International Society of Scratchboard Artists.  It is a great honor to be chosen to display  at the exhibition.

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing Cougar Eyes.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Stalking Lion Cub, 11x14. Available for purchase.

3 new ones!

Wolf Eyes, 5x7.
Done during a teaching demonstration.
SOLD, Thank you!

Barn Owl, 7x5.
Done during a teaching demonstration.
SOLD, Thank you!

Sunflower, 7x5.
SOLD, Thank you!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


This is 12x9, colored with acrylic inks.
SOLD!  Thank you!

For beginners: tools used sewing needle, fiberglass brush, acrylic inks


Majestic Lion is 14x11, and acrylic inks have been layered for depth of the mane. If you have questions or wish to purchase, please contact me,

For beginners: Tools used were scratchboard line tool, scratchboard hair (many curly prongs), Exacto knife curved blade, fiberglass brush, acrylic inks


This is Shelby, she is a BLM mustang that I saw and took pictures of. She had only been in amongst humans for less than a year and she was so obedient and so gorgeous. This stance just portays her majesty and shows her will was not broken, but humans were merely added to her life. This is a 7x5 original scratchboard without color added. Contact:

For beginners: Tools used were scratchboard line tool, fiberglass brush.


This is a starling, one of those plain black birds with spots. But when the sun hits it, the bird becomes such a gorgeous irridescently colored creature. This is 5x7 with acrylic inks and is currently available for purchase.

For beginners: Tools used were curved blade Exacto knife, fiberglass brush, acrylic inks.


7x5, basic scratchboard with a pop of color! No longer available for purchase, thank you!

For beginners: Tools are exacto knife with curved blade, fiberglass brush, acrylic ink.


These two butterflies are being sold individually. They are both 5x7 and have acrylic inks for colorization. If you are interested, please contact me at

For beginners: I used scratchboard line tool, fiberglass brush, steel wool.


Zebra is 7x5, colored with acrylic inks, and is currently available for purchase. Please contact me if you are interested (or for any reason, of course!)

For beginners: I used a curved blade Exacto knife and fiberglass brush, along with a green kitchen scubber pad, and acrylic inks.


This is a gorgeous tabby cat with begging eyes. It is 5x7 and is colored with acrylic inks.

This board has SOLD! Thank you!!

For beginners: This kitty was done with scratchboard line tool, fiberglass brush, Exacto knife w/curved blade and acrylic inks.


This is Moonlit, a mustang baby surveying her territory in the moonlight. 14x11, uncolored. It is available for purchase by contacting me at

For beginners: I used a scratchboard line tool, scratchboard 4-prong line tool, fiberglass brush, and steelwool, plus india ink washes.


I have dedicated this blog to the newly discovered 'old' art of scratchboard art.

Just what is scratchboard?

It is not a drawing although you start by drawing your image onto it. It is not a painting although you paint on acrylic inks (or any water color type of medium) for colorization. Your image is produced by scratching. The concept is a support (paper or such) that is covered in a thin layer of white clay, then a layer of india ink. In order to get your image, you scratch through the ink to show the clay underneath.

This art is very labor intensive, but becomes one of the most lifelike of all arts when finished.