Small Wordless Sketchbook 2020 Pages 42 and 43

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 the pages as they appear in the book:

Here is a more detailed look at the images.

11 thoughts on “Small Wordless Sketchbook 2020 Pages 42 and 43

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I am finding that left hand page particularly compelling. There is something about that visual texture that is just fascinating me. There is also a cave-marking kind of quality to it.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      It’s done with that printing technique where I put paint on wax paper, it gently on the paper paint side down, and then draw on it with a knitting needle. I love the soft look of the print it makes and of course you can easily add layers.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I made it using that print technique involving wax paper. I love the dreamy quality of the print and it really encourages you to just…draw anything, like these symbols which sure mean something but I have not yet been given the key to understand them. Maybe next time that I do printing like this!

  2. Robin King

    There’s a wonderful balance between the known and the unknown. The people, the faces, the flowers and then the abstract marks, including the wonderful ones that make me think of asemic writing. Love it! 👏👏👏👏👏

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