Here’s another one of my artist sketchbooks for you to see. It was finished in May of 2021 but the artworks were done over the previous year or so, I guess. I’ll be showing you page spreads, one each week, for as long as the book goes on.
As you know, I make these books for my own enjoyment. I work on a page as the inclination strikes me and I never have a plan for the book or for the artwork that goes into it. There is no theme, no meaning, other than what each image shows the viewer and the viewer takes away from the experience.
In this book I did artwork on the front and back of each page. There’s nothing written associated with the images, and the images paired in each page spread do not relate to each other in any way except for being side by side.
I hope you enjoy looking at this book!
Here is the page spread for today:
And here are the individual pages.
wow, you are good 😊
I am reminded of a walk in the woods by these images
Yes. This time of year everything is all stripped down to the essentials, that is what I think this picture is about.
The one on the left gives me an extra strong feeling of “Oh I wish I’d done that!” It’s wonderfully planted and atmospheric at the same time. Very beautiful.
Thank you. I like trees and being outside in winter. And this is the right time to view the trees in their most revealing state. I used magazine papers and paint with a roller here, I think. I like the effect.
Those trees are magical. (K)
Thank you. This is a tree’s time of year to show itself. I am glad this picture came up when it did, it fits in.
I was noticing that today when I walked in the park. Tree structure is so beautiful.
The first one reminds me of birch trees and the second one a happy tiger in the jungle. Both pleasing to my eyes.
Claudia, your creativity and breath impresses me greatly! I love your use of rectangular shapes.
Thank you. I find I like a grid or circles, arranged or not, and over the years I return to these two forms again and again (no idea why except that it feels nice to use them…)
You uses the rectangular shapes really naturally, can people have totem shapes?
Oh yes, I think I’ve done people in that manner especially in collage and fabric. I think when I first got the courage to try to depict people I used geometric shapes and built up the figures. And in clay, people have referred to some of the people figures with that word. Funny, I never focus ed on this until now.
It might be some to think about.
Your work always inspires me, I really like these, so interesting!
Oh those trees!
Thank you. Reminds me of a lot of places where I go out to walk, around here.