Small Artist Sketchbook 2022 – Pages 50 and 51

We are on a journey through another one of my small artist sketchbooks. As with all my books of this type, I take a sketchbook and fill it with whatever I feel like doing at the time. No planning, just enjoyment.

This book was done between August 2020 and February 2022, more or less (I date each page as I do it).

I don’t go through the book page by page in order, though in general the earlier images are at the front and the later ones following – but sometimes I skip pages and come back later, or do some other thing. No reason, that is just how I do it.

Let’s take a look.

Here’s today’s page spread. Both pictures are done in gouache.

Here are individual views of the pages.

If you have any questions as to the materials or techniques I used, let me know. I love to answer questions!

8 thoughts on “Small Artist Sketchbook 2022 – Pages 50 and 51

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I really like the way that sap green colour unifies the pages. It makes me think that the human and the cat are either able to look out at the view in the landscape painting or else their house is nestled within that landscape.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      These are both from my gouache experimentation period and I love that greenish color, the paint did that so well. I like the idea that the two pages are connected in the way you mention. Often they are not (I fold the book page so that only one side is showing when I am working) but this time, they seem to flow. I do think the person and cat will get a chance to go outside. I made them a nice day for it!

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you, I’m looking at the hands and thinking, my goodness, and yet, I do like them. I think my “technique” comes from my collage days when I used to cut out hands that looked like this.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I like doing these books because I do try to make a finished artwork, but…I’m mostly just amusing myself, or trying out something, and so the stakes are not high. More fun.

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