Sgraffito Technique – Series part 2

This is the second part of a series of Sgraffito paintings that I did for the art academy. The term Sgraffito is usually associated with wall decor and ceramic surfaces and comes from the Italian word graffiare (“to scratch”) and is related to the Greek term γράφειν (gráphein) “to write”.

How this painting technique works, is described in my last blog post. This time, I painted as a last step a layer of translucent oil paint, which give the painting an additional effect.

Since I find still lives generally fairly uninteresting, I tried to tell a story in each picture. Did I succeed? I leave that decision up to you.