Quarantine Journal January 2021

“To deny the existence of sad feelings because they are sad is to deny the sun until it is noon.” -Gustave Flaubert Letter to Louise Colet, December 11, 1846

I bound a new journal at the end of December and began work on the covers on the 1st of January. 

I struggled with the direction. I began by using colors I don't usually reach for as well as trying to create different textures.

Unfortunately,  I neglected to take photos of every step. When the pink showed up, it suddenly hit me with the direction it needed to go. 

Supplies used:

Journal I made from hardcover book and 100 lb Accent Opaque cardstock size 9 3/4 x 16" opened

Acrylics: Holbein, Sennelier, Utrecht and Golden (heavy body)

Stabilo Aquarellable pencils

Painting knives


Princeton Catalyst Tools

Looked at:

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 

Arshile Gorky
Paul Cezanne 
Edvard Munch
Richard Diebenkorn
David Park

Van Gogh 


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