Friday, 25 May 2018

21/52 'small landscape' .....


This little book consists of four folios sewn into the cover with pamphlet stitch.  The spine was then covered with a hinge of black leather.  As is often the case my inspiration is drawn from extensive journeys into the Australian outback.  I used some of the rusted paper I had in the studio as it reflects so much of the true interior colour and then painted small landscape scenes with black ink.  A few small details were added either with fine black pen or white conte.  The book was surprisingly difficult to photograph and so only a few snippets are shown here.






8 comments:

  1. I love it! Years ago, I made a similar book, but in seaside tones.I sandwiched the paper in some wet jeans to get a murky-sea background!

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    1. Your seaside tones book sounds lovely. I too have been working of late with seaside tones rather than these dark images. I have done some large drawings and will post on them soon.

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  2. beautiful. it's astonishing how hard it is to photograph books well.

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    1. Thanks Velma. It takes a book maker to know how hard it can be at times .....

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    1. Thanks Mo. Sometimes drawings done quickly are so much fresher and more effective than those laboured over - or given too much thought.

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  4. Lovely!
    I'm finding your year of books very inspiring.

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    1. Thank you Penny. It is lovely that people are following this project. Sometimes I wonder what the heck I am doing and then I get a message like this from you, or an unexpected email arrives from someone who has been following my journey and drawing inspiration from it. It helps me keep going!

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