Sketchbook pages from 2012 Sketchbook Project

Goldfish – watercolor – Framed by Mango Paper

For the 2012 Sketchbook Project (I’ve put a link over there on the right for ArtHouse Coop) I wanted to do something different.  It’s a great way to try out new things and experiment.  There is a large portfolio in my supply closet with assorted handmade papers so it seemed a good place to start.

Some of the papers were crinkled up and colored with water colors – sort of dyed.  The colors made a small palette of purple, green, blue and orange.  Then of course there was white paper.  One piece of paper was hand made mango paper – appropriate for my part of the world. My decision was that the sketchbook would be all about paper as a medium.

Although collage is not one of my mediums – it seemed the right thing to do.

Clementine – drawn, then collaged with prepainted paper pieces – THEN more mango paper and THEN some watercolor crayons on top – whew
A Pear – same process as the clementine

Beach – centerfold – this one is done with torn bits of white paper glued onto the pages – then painted with watercolor on top – lots of texture
Sailboat – torn prepainted paper
Tree painted with ink on mango paper

and then there were two pages that are from a book of my husband’s – in honor of the mathematicians:

For the right brained mathematician

Can’t wait to figure out what to put into the 2013 sketchbook.