Cease Awhile, Restless Dragonfly


10″ x 8″

1 in stock


Cease Awhile, Restless Dragonfly is an original scratchboard with colorful ink and iridescent watercolor layers by Lindsey Kiser. Dragonflies are elusive jewels and accidental pollinators. They are ever present on our three acre sanctuary in rural Northern Kentucky, because we have two ponds. However, catching one or capturing one on camera is no easy task. I have a lot of jewelry of dragonflies and my treasured china cabinet, which my father made for me, have handles and pull tabs molded into the forms of dragonflies and lily pads.


Lindsey used multiple reference photos to create the balance you see in this composition. The scratchboard was etched or scratched with a sharpened sewing needle held in a pen vice to reveal the white clay under the black layer. Next, I applied colorful inks and iridescent watercolor to the white scratches. Then I scratched the colorful layers again and repeated the process until I was happy with the result. Finally, a clear coat of varnish protects the artwork.

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