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.
I’m thinking you are not too sure about what you put in the oven and neither is Bob!!!
But no matter if it turned out or not, the pictures are lots of fun and I can think of all kinds of captions
You know how much I love my kitchen. I think every time I do a kitchen scene I am thinking of this one we have in this house, it is my archetype.
I especially love that kitchen scene. What wonderful visual texture throughout, I love the use of the complementary colours, and the possibilities of the figure’s quizzical and troubled glance at the oven, and – of course – the cat in its own patch.
This is yet another rendition of me and my kitchen (not literally, I just think that my kitchen is my ideal room, and I always feel safe, and warm, and happy at home in there, so I must of course have all my elements including the cat. Even if my cooking maybe is worrying me a little here…
I enjoyed this post, so I thought I should introduce your artwork to the Mastodon audience. They are going to love your art & poetry over there. There is now a link to this post and your name has been hashtagged. 🙂 https://mastodon.art/tags/ClaudiaMcGill
Thank you. I really appreciate your faith in my work that you would recommend it in this way.
Most welcome. I am trying to expand the awareness of Mastodon to those unfamiliar with it, and I am also trying to increase the diversity & quantity of art-media posts on the platform. Still getting a handle on the wider demographics, while discovering more Instances (related communities). I am getting the impression there is a real concentration in digital arts. This is a consequence of the large number of younger users who are more comfortable/work in that area of art.
I also keep pondering what would happen if just some high-profile celebrities abandoned Twitter – then moved over to an active Instance or started their own Instance on Mastodon. The impact on Mass Media, social media culture, and probably the stock market would be very dramatic.
Take care, and stay safe.
Thank you. I hope this place can stay healthy and good for its users.
Thank you for another wonderful ‘double spread’
Thank you for saying such a nice thing and I am glad you are enjoying seeing these.