Tuesday, August 3, 2010
moleskins yes, exchange not yet...
Remember the new books I got last November?! well, probably not, but still, I got them because of a lot of inspiration and ideas I had through working on the first couple Moleskin exchange books. One big thing I wanted to try was working in double spreads rather then leaving blanks on the other side of each painting. The other things I wanted to try was painting on both sides of the page, just like in the "moleskine exchange" books.
So, 10 months later, and today, I finally finished the larger of the 2. I didn't use both sides of the page, but I did work on double spreads for the whole book. So now it's got 15 diptychs in it.
I intend to break the book into single (or rather double) paintings for a show I'm going to have in Louisiana next April.
The small book started with using both sides of the page, but I switch half way, though I do like how it looks as an object, I also want to reserve the possibility of breaking the book apart for exhibition purposes in the future. That book have 3 double spreads left in it, So, unless a Moleskin exchange book pops up in the near future, I'm pretty close to ending that one to.
Now - the question is, do I dare to tackle the A3 book (big problem, since I can't fit it into my bag and I love to work on my paintings from my neighborhood cafe) or get a second A4 book.
I actually ordered another A4 book tonight, but it's only going to get here on August 17, so I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens.