This collage shows about half of the book covers I’ve painted these past few months. The covers are resting on two WIP paintings… Since my art studio has stretched beyond Josh’s old bedroom (and spilled over into the entire apartment), I have sections of the apartment for certain types of work. My book/journal covers are painted in the kitchen and left to dry in the living room; this Studio Play Collage shows the narrow Wisdom Books (works-in-progress) I will make the rest of the summer for a show in September.
Eventually, I hope to have a blog so I can share the tips and tricks I’ve learned along this wonderful art journey.
These books were painted using 14″ × 17″ Vellum Bristol, 9″ × 12″ Shell Paper, 9″ × 12″ Mixed Media Paper, Tissue Paper, Rice Paper, Muslin, and/or Watercolor Paper. I used a mix of acrylic paint, walnut ink, acrylic ink, watercolor, acrylic dyes, and an abundance of collage elements like torn paper, metal object, beads, etc.