River West Artworks
Original Art, Artisan Works and Photographs by Jan Jenkins and Brian Erickson

First Ave NW, Dauphin *SOLD*

This 8"x11" oil pastel sgraffito was started outside on a cold windy October day as a plein air sketch day. I was sitting with my back to the Dauphin CN train station, looking out onto First Ave NW, wanting to capture how the light bounced off the grass and tree trunks. I took some reference photos, and then finished it off indoors.... Practiced in Italy since the 1730’s, Sgraffito is an old and beautiful “subtractive” method of creating images by scraping away a surface of medium in patterns and shapes to expose underlying layer(s) of color.

Matted to 16 x 20", price is $175 plus taxes and shipping.