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

"Teddybear Picnic"

"Teddybear Picnic" is an oil pastel sgraffito which pays tribute to children's playful imaginations and to my younger brother's teddybear which was so well loved by him (and abused by us his older sisters) that the neck had multiple stitches to keep teddy's head attached to his body. And a big thank you to my friend Carol for the use of her Teddy as the model for this artwork. 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.

approx. 8.5" x 11.5", original oil pastel artwork on acid free paper matted to fit a 16"x20" frame. Price: $175 with mat, $205 with mat and frame.