natural quotes & silhouettes

24 Jan

The second spread in my “I remember you” 2012 Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project is complete. I took inspiration from the pages shown below, of my lost 2011 sketchbook. The new spread began with a quote from one of my favorite naturalists, John Muir. I then used the quote to inspire my “silhouette” styled imagery. Here’s the new creation:  I used two custom mixed acrylics. One that was a pearlescent white to match the metallic rice paper I had used in my spread from the previous year. And then I had to mix a darker color with a sheen to match the original silhouette image. I used a mix of browns, greens, blacks and metallics to come up with a deep and glossy olive green. Like many of Muir’s quotes, his words always make step back and me look at the natural world the way that we all really should: as a big, gigantic, beautiful and vast space that is waiting to be explored, discovered, and appreciated… what a blessing we all share.

4 Responses to “natural quotes & silhouettes”

  1. Chantal Vincent 24/01/2012 at 16:29 #

    Beautiful work – and using inspiring quotes works in so well with these. Lovely thoughts with peaceful images.

  2. shelbyisrad 24/01/2012 at 18:02 #

    So beautiful!! I love it! You’re so creative and such an inspiration!

  3. j 29/01/2012 at 22:10 #

    Im totally hunting down your sketchbook when the tour comes to Toronto.

    Holy crap, this looks awesome.

  4. Back Yard Universe 02/11/2013 at 11:29 #


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