Scratch Board Art From Kent Barton

Neat set of Scratch Board Artworks from American artist based in the state of Bristol, sticking with the traditional media theme which ran through my last post. We see great contrast and detailing through this piece with the black on white workings providing a bold and stand alone look on each piece, The line work of the scratchboard is usually done in black or sepia which becomes the foundation for the color, which is then applied at the final stages of finishing the art. Kent explains “I often tend to mix media throughout the entire process, scratching, painting, fading back and ‘aging’ with steel wool, drawing and inking, pasting in type, even resorting to collage at times. When I’m finally satisfied, the finished piece is brushed with clear acrylic”. The art of scratch board is created through a technique where drawings are created using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with black India ink. These visual works are often found few and far between so it was nice to find a bit of diversity to every other average project, Kent Barton is currently respresented online by Richard Solomon with the link for this being found below.

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