Three Tweets

10.00"W x 8.00"H x 0.3"D

$250 (Shipping Included)

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Betsy Frahm


Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: portrait, animal, baby, sale, for, realism, birds, scratchboard

Media: colored pencil, inks on scratchboard

Size: 10"W x 8"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2018

Ready to Hang

I love working with scratchboard and I look for subjects that will look good in this medium. I loved these three little birds, especially the little one squished in the middle.

Unframed, but looks like it is. Uv protected with varnish.

I was an artist the moment my father put a paint brush in my hand to...paint the porch, age 5. Today I will use any substrate that will hold paint. I push the mediums and often combine them to get desired results. I often portray ordinary mundane subjects that have some quality that speaks to me. I try to elevate the ordinary to become extraordinary through the use of color, texture and my beloved realistic detail. I do portraits, pets, animals, still lifes, landscapes and accept commissions. Lately I have been working mainly in scratchboard pushing that medium to do things it shouldn't be able to do. I particularly love the minute details that I can achieve in scratchboard sometimes even using a magnifying glass so I can see what I am doing. It invites the viewer to come close to see some interesting little feature I have put in. Sometimes it is humorous, sometimes it is a flaw done on purpose just to add a bit of wow factor. And every piece has a story, often taken from my own life.

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