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All images are copyright Sally Maxwell, please request permission to use. Please forgive the image quality, scratchboard artwork notoriously does not photograph well and many of these have not been scanned.
16x20 Colored Ink Marker
Introducing one of the first in a new medium I am experimenting in. It is Colored India Ink Markers which can be treated like a regular black scratchboard when the initial full colored drawing is dry. All of the detail is then available in HD super color! This Magnificent Bighorn Ram is just the beginning. Please let me know what you think.more
18" tall x 24" wide
December finds the rut in full force in the Northern section of the Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness. A friend of mine surprised these two while he was fishing a secluded stream. They watched him with as much wonder as he watched them. They stayed around long enough for him to snap a great photo capture off. I have tried my best to replicate it using India Ink Markers and scratchboard techniques. This is a brand new medium which I LOVE!more
24' tall by 60" wide cradled
This piece serves multiple purposes. I always like to show the difference between a subject on a black background versus one on white so others can grasp the intensity of color that happens when it is surrounded by black. This piece is also a bridge between a new medium that I am looking in to using more often, Markers with India Ink in them that can be used on the white clay base for scratchboard and then cut back and redrawn like the black surface. I am loving it! It is totally drawing, no painted washes of color involved at all. My inner Van Gogh is...more
24" wide by 36" tall
I know it's been done before but it is truly a challenge to do it in scratchboard. Keeping the crack lines on the hide black while removing the lighter areas is harder than anything one does in the medium. Fur and feathers are very easy, so I am working toward my ultimate challenge of a full sized Elephant.more
24" tall x 18" wide
This young Vervet looks not to be old enough to drink, but all ages are known to steal your drinks while you are not watching them and on Safari. The wine is well paired with my favorite water crackers and Aged Parmesan, Smoked Gouda and Brie (Triple creame, of course). Yummore
36" wide by 36" tall
Mathew McConnahey where are you. This piece was done to commemorate his nude bongo playing in South Austin. Not really but I did put in a very tribal design that looks as if it would be found on a drum. These Bongos were from the Sanctuary at Fossil Rim outside of Dallas. They really are a handsome pair.more
This wonderful Mother and child symbolize the sad state of the Rhino population. On our second trip to South Africa, I snapped a photo of this pair. I was so thrilled when I returned to Kruger Park for our third trip two years later to see them still in the same area. They had not been poached!more
60" wide by 24" tall
When I hunted in old Mexico, every morning I would have Buzzards come down off their roost to dry off from the night before. They would spread their wings and wait for the sun. I caught this group landing on my gate and thought it would be a nice group. The title means "a bunch of old Buzzards drying out", get it?
triptych 56" wide by 24" tall
This is just the beginning of my "Big Dog" series of larger than life portraits of dog faces. The ears are detachable and each of the parts are actually boxes with scratchboard on the one surface. Very unusual. It made it into the Society of Animal Artists' Annual Show and is currently touring the nation going from one museum to another. Always thinking on the box, not outside of it!more
24"wide by 18" tall
When my first two grandkids were young, I took them to an apple orchard to pick apples with out their parents for the first time. We rode the hay wagon, picked apples, then went to a petting zoo on the farm. I certainly can relate to the whole scene after that day. I was pooped and they were too.more
3 boxes each 8" by 10"
When a pine tree died in our yard, we decided to leave it for the golden fronted woodpeckers to use. They searched all around the tree before finding the perfect spot to build a nest. This shows the male in his progress digging out the cavity. Soon all you could see was his feet! They raise a family in the hole every year.more
36" wide by 24" tall
We wanted to try Koi in our small waterlily pond, but went with the less expensive and more adaptable Goldfish first to try it out. Good thing we did because the Raccoons ate them and the pond got green quickly so we converted it to a fountain/reflecting pond that we can add chlorine to and keep clean.more
24" wide by 18" tall
During my "Reflections" period, I photographed many bodies of water. This was the entry bridge to Cottonwood Park in Richardson, TX, that led into the semi-annual art show there. It was one of my favorite shows and settings. Ducks usually swam along with geese on this pond creating wonderful images.more
24" wide by 18" tall
I don't know any time of day and any other place that is more peaceful and beautiful but dawn on the ocean. We fish out of Port O'Conner and bait up in the canal. The light was just catching the water when I snapped a photo that I interpreted for this piece. I can almost smell the salt air when I look at it.more
18' wide by 60" tall
On our trip to Alaska I took many photos of our National symbol. Not wanting to be trite and copy a photo exactly, I decided to put together a scenario. After listening to the news, big mistake, I thought there were way too many complainers out there who did not have solutions and this image came to mind.more
36"wide by 72" tall
This is a piece I wanted to do at the right time and I saved it until I thought I was finally healed from my open heart surgery. It is kind of a YES moment. We hooked one of these beauties off of Cabo, but never got him to the boat. Means we have to go back, right?more
24"wide by 18" tall
We were fortunate enough on our first trip to South Africa's Kruger Park to happen on a group of 5 wild dogs. We got to observe them for close to an hour do everything dogs do. Then we found out how lucky we really were because they are so endangered. Farmers hate they and kill them any way they can. I'm surprised no-one has been selling their beautiful coats as furs.more
18" wide by 24" tall
"Celebrate Life" is the phrase I used when I sent this image out for my annual Holiday Greeting card. Actually this is one of my ongoing Monkey Business series, but special because I love champagne and had something to celebrate that year. I had escaped death and caught a problem early.more
18" wide by 60" tall
This red fox was about to drink from the lake when something caught his eye above. I actually wanted to title this Narcissus before the fall, but thought that was too long. Lots is going on here. The reflection is distorted but beautiful, nonetheless. Often this is how we think of our selves.more
36"wide by 36" tall
My brother has a small herd that I use for photo reference and this scene appealed to me for several reasons. Normally you only see big males with really long horns in artwork and this is a female with a baby. I think this scene captures the love and strength of the parent with the shyness of the child.more
18" wide by 72" tall
A young Thompsons' Gazelle is my subject here and I took the liberty to put all of her hooves together on top of the pinnacle. The piece was done during a tile when my Husband was recovering from surgery and I didn't know whether to nag him to do what the Doctor ordered or not, therefore being in a very precarious position. She is me.
18" x 36" tall
We watched this magnificent male for quite a while last trip to Kruger Park. He marked territory by spraying and then scraping the grass with both his front and then hind legs traveling at a very intent pace all the while. He also muttered a wonderful low roar the whole time. Our guide told us he was telling all of the other animals that he was not hungry and just was there looking for a female. We watched him sit for a while in the road with a while herd of anxious Impalas watching him. I got great photos of that and you can bet it will be a drawing sometime as well....more
18" x 18"
I actually met this guy several years ago in upper Minnesota, but wanted to design a native American style pattern to suit him. I love my African primitive designs combined with their animals and wanted to honor our earliest artists with some featuring our own continent's animals. I like the way it is going!more
Below is a selection of originals in private collection. We offer a Secondary Market for collectors where we broker resale of originals, if the owner is interested in selling. If you see a piece you are interested in, please inquire with Sally about it's availability.
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16 inches wide by 20 inches tall
This is one of the first pieces I attempted using colored India Ink Markers on while Claybord. That is the substrate for the traditional black Scratchboard. It only comes in 48 colors and to blend one must erase a some of the 100% pigment and then cover it with more transparent pigment of the color to be added. It is very complicated and I do not think I can teach this method to anyone. I love the results and will do more. The reference photos for this work were from our helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon and these two greeted us when we sat the...more
24" wide by 36" tall
They really bloom more often and it is with mixed feelings I see them bloom, for the mother plant dies soon after that. She has usually produced many many small plants that can be then divided and produce many more. We have a complete nursery with lots of them on a sand hill right now. Wish I knew how to make Tequilla.more
11" wide by 14" tall
This cat lives in out neighborhood. He visits my studio often, but one day my husband spotted him crossing the road into the property as he was leaving for work. That gave me enough time to set up my camera with the good lens on it before he traveled the game trail by my windows. He actually stopped at a hollow tree and performed for me for about 10 minutes. Lots of great photos.more