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

Onion Field

"Onion Field" is a an oil pastel sgraffito. Onions were considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians, symbolizing eternity and the uncoveringof truths... 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 the underlying layer of color(s).

Oil pastel, 8.5" x 10.25" on acid free paper, matted to fit a 16" x 20" frame.