Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Art in Jan's Book...

 Penciling in some basic ideas...
I make my preliminary drawings on copy paper
just to see
how I can best visually blend my art
with the art of the person who came before me.
The theme of Jan's book is "Doors"...and...it is spectacular to see.
The books we are using for this exchange
are the Japanese fold Maruman sketchbooks.
These books take both ink and watercolor beautifully...
I really love them!
 My next layer in with ink...
then after running a couple of color tests...again on copy paper...
 ...I am ready to layer in my watercolor...
ever darkening my shadows and enriching my color.
Then, adding my night sky...complete with bits of starlight...
it's ready for a signature
and the next book exchange...What fun!!!!!!
(Click on any image to enlarge...)
Here are our books from our most recent exchange...October 17.
We have only two more exchange rounds
until our books return home to their owners in January.
My book
is the floral themed book 5th from the top...:)

"The doors we open and close each day 
decide the lives we live."
~Flora Whittemore

6 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These books are fascinating. I love the themes of each one. Of course flowers are a favorite subject for me. You will have a lovely bouquet when your exchange is finished.

Mary Walker Designs said...

The big thick trunked trees make the buidling look old and add a really nice layer of textured depth. I have that tablecloth too it's one of my favorites.

Jane said...

Simply beautiful - what a great project.

nanke's stuff said...

Your addition is just beautiful. I love the colors and complexity of it. nancy

studio lolo said...

You are so flipping talented!! All of the ladies are. What gorgeous books. I wish I had the time to do something like this, although my art would pale in comparison. Still, I long to sit and paint with you.

XX

Alex said...

viewing everyone together, it's just so breathtaking! amazing :)