Monday, November 14, 2016

The Art Notes & Learning Journals

I've been filling my "Art Notes & Learning Journals"
with notes from books such as
Sketching People by illustrator, urban sketcher, 
Lynne Chapman.
The 4 X 6" Pentallic Traveler blank books
are perfect for this series.
And they have lovely colored covers... 
Pages of notes...
I always record the page numbers
from the books from which I'm noting.
And put the day's date on top of many of my journal pages...
I also use these journals for workshop & class
notes & sketches. We traveled 50 miles yesterday
for a super fun workshop 
on making "Faux Japanese Folded Books."
Inbetween the pages of directions & teacher quotes
(she was very funny!)
I sketched the scene before me.

During the ride over I noted some details
that I saw out the window.
Chapman and her book were a good influence:
Record essentials...quick is fine!
On the way back it was dark in the car.
The gigantic white full Moon accompanied us,
& I gazed without sketching...


  1. I love your recommendations..You were great at sketching people before though:)
    I'll look into this one..
    Love your work and the wee books too..
    I loved your Christmas trees for sale piece you did..a few moons ago:)
    Have a beautiful day Rita.
    "using patterns to define edges:)"
    Great idea!
    I did paint this daughter's 2 little boys..from the back of course!

  2. PS..I ordered is bad to want to paint people like you do:)

  3. That's a great idea, recording quotes from art books with their page numbers on your practice pages. I'm going to start doing that. I already write notes about what I was trying to do, especially if it's not obvious :).

    That moon sure was pretty--I can see why you just gazed.

  4. Thanks for the suggestion of journals. Can you also suggest the type of pens and thickness you favour?

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