Friday, March 23, 2018

Sketchbook

I love looking through artists' sketchbooks. I'm intrigued by the many ways artists use them as part of their creative practice.

Off and on, I think about starting a sketchbook of my own.

But I never bring action to intention.

Today, I looked at Core Values, my huge sheet of foam core with its grid format, and saw it for what it is.

A sketchbook!

newest patch painted onto grid-format work-in-progress
underpainting for today's patch
offloaded paint from today's patch
detail from today's patch
today's patch as seen in the context
of the whole work in progress;
working title: Core Values 


   


8 comments:

  1. A massive sketchbook! I love this! I am intrigued by your work in patches. Today's patch is verdant glory!!!!

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    1. It IS a massive sketchbook! Today's patch: yup, verdant glory, vernal equinox : )

      Thanks, Jen.

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  2. Wonderful open sketchbook! Every day a new page!

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    1. I do like the feeling of having this big open sketchbook on which to experiment—even though I might get attached to some of the 'pages,' I have less of a sense of preciousness than is often the case when working with a discrete substrate. Thanks, Carol.

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  3. Loving the variations in the grid sizes! Love the variety of greens and touches of blues and 'reds' in this offering. Seeing your 'sketchbook' on the board gives a whole new perspective to how we can view our sketchbook work - brilliant Dotty!

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    1. It would have been so easy to fall mindlessly into all same-size patches in the grid; so glad I've thought to play with some variety, and glad you're loving that also!

      Similarly, like you, the touches of not-green in this offering catch my attention happily.

      Yes! A whole new perspective on sketchbook work! Thanks for your vote of confidence : )

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  4. LOVE! English garden, rugged woodlands. Overgrown backyard. LOL :) Yes, this is a cool sketchbook. Leave it to you Dotty, to find an out of the box way to do things! (clapping hands emoji)

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    1. It's always fun to have your take on what has shown up on my canvas: English garden, rugged woodlands, overgrown backyard! Thank you, Sheila : )

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