This is my Sgraffito impression of a willow sculpture of a beautiful lady I discovered in a forest clearing. Who put her there and why, remains a mystery. It occured to me that she might be some Pagan tribute or token of respect to the spirits of the forest - but knowing the quirkiness of the British, it could just as easily have been left there to please the eye of any passers-by!
Robert Sloan describes Sgraffito as "...an old technique used by many artists throughout the ages to create fine details. By putting one color under another one and scraping through the upper layers, you can show just a speck of contrasting color..." I wanted to use a traditional technique to bring out the detail on the willow, and Sgraffito fitted the bill perfectly.
Lady of the Forest comes signed on the front, shipped ready for framing and accompanied by a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Oil pastels on art paper