The musings of a landscape painter, art teacher, and art history lover
Here is some good eye candy for you! This is a book painted with abstract images throughout. The idea was to use abstract marks instead of words to convey the meaning of the book. It is done entirel in watercolor.
Recently, I have been trying to work a little more in my sketchbook. Being busy with my students, as well as with illustrating a children's book, finding some time to make my abstract paintings has been limited. However, I have been getting at it here and there, and this is what I have come up with. These abstract poems and are usually based on specific places and landscapes.
For this book, I am working on handmade cotton watercolor paper in a leatherbound book. I have been using watercolor exclusively and work in a very free flowing and intuitive manner. Some come out better than others, but each represents a moment in time. I find working on my sketchbook journal is a great way to just explore my own creativity and unwind a bit.
Author: Bruce Black
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