Thursday, July 5, 2012

sketchbook questions answered and nova scotia

Finally I am creating a post to answer all of the questions sent to me about sketchbook use.
1. My preferred sketchbook is a Fusion by Cachet
2. The paper is not thick enough for pastel or water medium. I "tip in" my pages.
3. In the back is a flap- envelope where I place my pastel papers.

4. I use the paper in the book to record thoughts, notan compositions and color harmony schemes.
5. My sketchbook is more useful to me than any other aid, including a camera (which I often forget to take with me.)
6. What is useful about the camera and why I try to remember to take it with me is to record my process. I find that having photographed the stages of a plein air painting is incredibly useful when I return to the studio and focus on large pieces. Having the "footwork" documented is a helpful shortcut.
On another note: Leah and I are on a girl trip having a blast in Nova Scotia.


Cindy Michaud said...

thanks a heap...wonderful way to capture your emotions as opposed to the camera view.

loriann signori said...

You are so right Cindy.

Donna T said...

Thanks Loriann! I also admire your ability to create paintings without relying on photos; it makes your work so unique. Hopefully there are no bears allowed on your girl trip!

Cheri Halsema said...

Really enjoyed this post - Thank you!

Flora Doehler said...

I am a fan of your work Loriann. If you are in the Bear River area (near Digby, Nova Scotia) please drop into my studio for a cup of tea. Bear River has great river sceenery too!

Casey Klahn said...

Fascinating look at the sketchbook!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks for the peek into your sketchbook and the explanation for how your use it! Do you cover the tipped in pastels? With glassine or acetate?

That black bear was a BIG GUY!!

loriann signori said...

Hi Donna,
There were no bears in NS, only a skunk was in the neighborhood. I think it would be cool to peek into other painters sketchbooks. Hey that gives me an idea.

Hi Cheri! You are welcome!

loriann signori said...

Hi Flora,
It would have been nice to meet you...maybe next time. Nova Scotia is beautiful! Love the FOG!

H Casey! Thanks! Maybe you would show yours too.

loriann signori said...

Hi Kvan! Standing up makes bears look huge and scary. When they are on 4 legs they don't look as imposing.
As far as covering the tipped in pastels...I cut small pieces of cheap tracing paper as a cover.I tape in the small pieces. Easy.