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

Glory Days

Walked by these beauties one glorious fall day last September on the south side of Dauphin... Sunflowers symbolize unwavering faith, long life, and good luck while the color yellow speaks of vitality, intelligence and happiness. In greek mythology the sunflower was originally the water nymph Clytie who so loved the sun god Appollo, she became a sunflower always watching and awaiting his return.

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.

8.5" x 11.25 " original oil pastel artwork on acid free paper matted to fit a 16"x20" frame.