In March-June 2020 I created a sketchbook full of art made from odds and ends I had saved. The book has no words, just pictures. I am showing you the whole book, two facing pages at a time. The book was finished in June. I made it to help myself feel better as I passed through the early days of the pandemic.
Here are the project’s specifics.The book is a mixed media sketchbook that’s 5.5″ x 7.5″. I used collage materials including magazine pages and scraps of my own discarded artworks, as well as acrylic paints and inks, India ink, and pens, regular brushes, and bamboo brushes.
Here are pages 10 and 11 as they appear in my book …
Here are the pages in more detail.
I look forward to the McGill art your sending me
It’s on its way. Mailed. Monday.
All that life-affirming shades of green again. Ideal background for those facial expressions.
Thank you. I am realizing green has been my color for a while now, it looks like (which I am happy about, green is a color of alive, you are right!)
The not-quite-letter forms in the left hand page make me think of a poster for something or other. I am thinking some sort of Broadway musical. The right hand page makes me think of a photo album or maybe a collection of mugshots.
Thank you. I was using stencils to start the image on the left. And the other page, more trial and error faces, now in a crowd where they belong…
Love the olive greens and blues in particular. They suit the faces so well.
Thank you. These are some of my favorite colors to use, I think, as I return to them over and over again.
Those greens are just what I needed. (K)
Spring is coming! It’s already getting lighter in the morning when I go out.
I can see the change in the light too–very welcome!