Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

"The Andalusian Stables"

Scratchboard, 16x12in

Currently exhibiting in
the ISSA (International Society of Scratchboard Artists)

Kentucky Artisan Center
Berea Kentucky, USA, May 17th to July 31st 2019

Although I can’t be there in person, there is a little bit of me in this artwork “Andalusian Stables”, as that is me in the eye’s reflection, taking the photo in a lovely Spanish horse stables / hacienda in Andalusia, where we were fortunate to stay for a few days in January 2018.

Open Edition Giclee Prints available

andalusian horse eye art

Etched with tattoo needles and #11 scalpel blade. The eye was scratched, mostly dot stippled then painted with inks. There is a slight pearlescent shimmer to some of the inks to give the impression of the shine of the horse's eye.


Signing the artwork, prior to varnishing with a gloss uv varnish

Framed in the Larsen Juhl Majorca frame, one of my favourite frames as the silver lines running through it sets off the black of the scratchboards beautifully!


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