Monday, 16 February 2015

Sketchbooks

Can you call them sketchbooks if very little actual sketching gets done in them?  One of my favourite artists, Elisabeth Couloigner, calls them Carnets de Travail - workbooks.  I like the sound of that.

Anyway, I have pages and pages in my Carnets of mainly paint, texture and some scribing, here are a few.


16 comments:

Ronda Stephens said...

These are lovely. Thank you for sharing...hope to see more. I think I will stop calling mine sketchbooks also :)

Rolina said...

Thanks Ronda, I might call them Carnets de Travail all the time, LOL!

April Rimpo said...

Way beyond sketching, Rolina. Really lovely, even beyond studies.

Cagley Art said...

Rolina,
These are SO beautiful!
Connie

Mellowood Gallery said...

Love the colors! A friend of mine taught me to use and old book as a palette when doing mixed media, then turning the 'painted' pages into art. She also uses books to create 'altered books'. You might want to check it out - here is the link to her blog - http://windinnalteredbooks.blogspot.ca/

carol edan said...

These are brilliant!!!

Sheila said...

Love them Rolina! I love your scribbles, I know I have said that before. But they seem so personal to me. To see your "hand" in your work, is intriguing, and it draws me in. ( no pun intended)

Rolina said...

Thanks so much, April, Connie, Val, Carol and Sheila - and here I was feeling a bit shy about these!

Val, thanks for the link, very enjoyable to look at (I also follow Win Din's blog, her work is great)!

Prerana Kulkarni said...

Rolina just browsed through your blog, you have a wonderful expression in colors and your unique style. Loved your sketchbook!

Rolina said...

Thanks so much, Prerana - I love colour and am so pleased you like the sketchbook work!

Win Dinn said...

That's just delicious colour!

Rolina said...

Thanks Win!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice pages :D lovely colours

I tend to sketch a lot in my books, but thats probably because I use ink pens a lot. if i painted more, the pages would probably just be a brown mess :p

Chris Lally said...

You really have a gift for color, Rolina! What a treat! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pages.

Rolina said...

Thanks Jennifer (I am sure your painted pages would be lovely) You could print your linocuts directly into your sketchbooks and put washes of colour over them..

Thanks too, Chris, I adore colour, and have studied it quite a lot over the years.

Sandy Sandy said...

These are amazing Rolina! What medium was used? Show us more!!