Thursday, March 6, 2008
One of my other ventures of late is a swap called "In the Style of Yourself" 4" x 4" chunky book swap. There are 12 participants including myself, which means that I must create 12 pages of whatever I want. The big problem is that I don't consider myself to be one of those people with a distinguishable "style", so my pages are all over the place. I suppose that describes my excitement for the world. Many things catch my eye and draw my attention. Truth is, there will never be enough days in my life to allow me to make art about all the things that interest me. I guess that's good. Here are a few of my pages.
These first two were just fun "color only" studies that I decided to try. I wanted to create whimsical pages without using any black at all. I seem to use black outlines in much of my work, so I thought I would experiment with some color on color this time. I was amazed at how much it impacted the mood of the pages. Additionally, I thought I would experiment with text on the page. Several of the other artists in the swap really like text on their art.
This one is simply called "Butterfly Nose".
Con and Mary, my brother and sister-in-law have some beautiful Buddhas in their home and when we went to visit over New Years, I couldn't help but draw some images of them. They really are beautiful I thought.