Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Sketchbook cover picture, at last

Painting my "forest" sketch last Saturday made so happy, that I decided to paint another little forest on my sketchbook cover, which had still been all bare so far. Sketchbook covers really can't be left bare, I think, but sometimes, it takes a while until the right design/picture emerges.

I love looking through my old sketchbooks. Some of the things in there, I've quite forgotten I ever did over the years. Others, I remember very well. There are sketches for paintings I did, or not, techniques, colour samples, and more. The cover of each book also tells the story of my styles and tastes at the time I started it.

Now I just have to fill it :)


  1. That looks so smart - I'm sure you could easily sell these if you felt like it. I'm not surprised you enjoyed this design. It's a happy colour and the softness of the repeated circles is very comforting. At least that's how it feels to me.

    Beautifully presented for the photo too, with the matching greens in the corner vase.

    I'm having no time to write at the moment, but I can't complain because I've been hired for more photography in the last two weeks which has been taking most of my mental strength. I'm enjoying your creativity though.

  2. that is a beautiful cover. i am sure you will fill that sketchbook with many more lovely works of art.

  3. I love that sketchbook! That drawing on the cover is absolutely gorgeous!