Sunday, June 3, 2012

oO's book : can you hear the music?

Here's a picture of oO's book in progress and finished! I make a collage with very fine hand made japanese paper with golden cherry blossoms on it to hide away the shining through of the silver washes on the front side of the paper.
I glued some blossoms around Rowlands drawing to make the link. and finish with blossoms on the right as well to hide away a shining through.

As oO has this music USB-stick in his book, I want to make something about music. So I took a page of a partita of Bach and started to paint the music in the Moly. I will finish with watercolor washes of course, on this fine Arches paper Moly. I use winsor & Newton watercolor and the fine new Sennelier watercolor with honey.

I took 4 pages after Rowland's drawing, and then I continued to the left around Rowland's two pages darwing.
I glued an ex-libris in the lower left coorner because the paper was damaged on that spot by the USB-stick stuck behind.

oO I hope you like it!

Jenn can I send you the book ? Are you at home for the moment?



EWian Eli Veronica Wian said...

Looks nice, looking forward to seeing it in real life.


二月niji said...

oh I love it!! so elegant and beautiful!!! the wallpapering around Rowland's work is a nice way to go.
The ex libris to patch up the damaged paper is a clever idea too. Is it an ex libris made on the spot for this purpose? or do you always use unique ex libris such as this (did you paint it yourself?) for your own books, Barbara?
Can't wait to see this book. Oh it has two more stops before coming to me.

p.s.: Sennelier watercolor with honey <--sounds sweet and yummy! will it actually attract bees and ants? ;-P

Jan Allsopp said...

I love written music, it's so beautiful. Lovely spread!

jennifer kraska said...

Fantastic work Barbara!
Please send it my way!

Little Mo and Friends said...

wow...written music!! The collage is really pretty and I think it'll make such a nice background to illustrate on!