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Please allow 2-3 weeks for custom framing.


Melissa began her process for each of these quirky barnyard animals in a loose continuous line. She then handcrafted the black paint by burning birch bark collected from the forest floor. This process created a sooty substance named lampblack (a by-product of fire) that she then harvested into a velvety black archival ink.


This print includes a custom double white matting inside a delicate black frame.

Framed Barnyard Donkey (Pebbles)

  • MELISSA MARY JENKINS lives in a lovely rural setting in an old stone farm house surrounded by vibrant landscapes and barnyard animals. Her studio is framed by windows looking out onto dazzling golden fields, towering pine trees, a flourishing apple orchard and a natural pond. Melissa crafts inks from wild botanicals surrounding her studio and teaches workshops introducing others to the art of natural ink making from invasive and wild flora.

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