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

Riding Mountain Roses

Canadian Dollars

"Riding Mountain Roses" is an oil pastel sgraffito. I was inspired to create this particular work by beautiful scenery in Riding Mountain Park - wild roses and honey bees. While walking the trails in the Park, I can’t resist taking photographs, turning a short walk into an afternoon of visual adventure. Back in my studio, I design my image, transfer it onto paper, block in vibrant colors of oil pastel - the first layer. I then add a top coat of dark color, gently mark my image back in and start scraping away the dark top coat. I love the creaminess and the smell of the oil pastel while working with it and the whole process of “revealing” the image in the undercoat, the transformation from dark to light.

Oil Pastel Sgraffito - 5 x 7" matted to fit 8 x 10" frame.

Price: $135 matted. Framing, taxes and shipping are extra.