‘The Milk Churn’ was selected as one of the finalists in this novel exhibition of ‘tondos’, round paintings, which are attractively displayed on barrel ends in the wine cellar at the Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard and Winery in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, just outside Hermanus.
A key part of the annual Hermanus Fynarts Festival which closes today, this national competition on the theme of ‘Vintage’ received 226 entries this year.
The works of 54 finalists will remain on display in the wine cellar until 30 September.
About the work
Scratchboard is usually manufactured from compressed white chalk and clay, and finished with a matt black surface. The surface is then scratched with special tools with the resultant finish of very detailed white lines and a black background.
However, in this instance, a board was obtained with a copper coloured base replacing the white chalk and clay base. The resultant finish is ideal for the purpose of obtaining images of copper pots and other similar items.
This particular work is the first in a series of copper items utilizing this medium...coming soon!