November 09, 2010
This month artist Joanne Sells is displaying scratchboard art. Her paintings are located across from the elevator on the 2nd floor.
Scratchboard is a specially coated board used to create drawings which resemble wood cuttings. The board has a smooth gesso coating that is recoated with India ink. The drawing is executed by scraping away lines and areas of ink, exposing the white board underneath. Special needle-like tools are used for this purpose.
Most of the drawings on display took from 8 to 200 hours to complete.
Take a few moments the next time you are at the library to enjoy Joanne's work. It is located on the 2nd floor across from the elevator.