barista in a striped sweater grinding coffee in front of a chalkboard menu.

Little Barista, scratchboard and inks, 3 x 8 inches

Little Barista won a merit award in the exhibit and art competition
A Fresh Look (July 7 – August 14, 2020) at Southern Arts Society

Judge Felicia van Bork’s Comments:

This is a very fine, very small artwork that shows just how beautifully the artist can draw. The figure is fresh and naturalistic, and the body’s gesture, shown from behind, is confidently indicated, particularly by the folds of the patterned sweater. If I were teaching scratchboard technique, I would gladly use a picture of this work as a perfect example of how to use scratch pen and colored ink.