Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bobcat Revisited

The photos of the bobcat I posted a few weeks ago (here) attracted a lot of attention. 

One very talented lady from the Phoenix Writers Club asked to use one of the shots for a painting. Here she is with the results:

BetteLou Tobin Larrabee used a scratchboard and then added ink for the color. This is a piece of masonite with a thin layer of clay and black paint on top. She uses various tools to scratch the image into the paint and then adds ink for the color. The detail is Amazing.

Although this copy has the flash the colors are more like her "painting" than the one below without the glare.
BetteLou is going to enter her artwork in a local show and I wish her all the best of luck. In the meantime I have entered the photo in a contest through a local magazine. Wish us both luck, please.

It was an amazing experience to be that close to a part of wild nature. I'm so happy to be able to share it with others.