Monday, March 8, 2010

SOUVENIRS OF MY CHILDHOOD

oil on moleskine journal nfs

Do any of you remember Golden Book Encyclopedias? I absolutely loved those books when I was a little girl and constantly entertained myself drawing from the whole set of books. This is my contribution for Michelle Burnett's journal's Souvenirs and Postcards theme, and for The Flying Moleskins Blog. Several years ago my Mom gave my brothers and I each a box filled with school papers and mementos of our childhood. Inside the box were some of my little drawings, so it seemed fitting to include those drawings with my favorite illustrated book covers.

This is oil on lightly gessoed watercolor paper and was so much fun to paint. In order to paint these covers accurately, I had to pull out some paint colors that I never ever use, but have them because they were on some workshop list that required specific colors. In addition to my regular palette, one of the colors that I had to rely on was Pthalo Blue...whew, can you say a little goes a long way with the Pthalo. Please take a look at The Flying Moleskins blog to see what the other artists are painting and sharing with each of us. Thanks for visiting!

8 comments:

Lindsay O'Connor said...

This is too cool! I love it!

Ann Rogers said...

Angela, pat yourself on the back...this is some kind of "fabulous"!!!!

Gwen Bell said...

I took the time to look at all the wonderfully nostalgic items in this. So much fun! What a creative entry!

AutumnLeaves said...

I didn't know Golden Books had a set of encyclopedias! I think I have a small Golden Book dictionary, but not a set...Intriguing! I imagine those go for a pretty penny now if you can find them. Anyway, I love this nostalgia trip, Angela. I too have a box of my kids' stuff that I will one day give them (when I know they will both appreciate and take care of it all). I saved a bunch of art from my oldest daughter and not too long ago, made a gift window of it for my grandson (her son). I also didn't know Michelle had another challenge blog outside of the FtM challenge.

Sheila said...

Okay, I've had more time to study this magnificent piece. I am blown away with your attention to detail. The perfume bottle, those gorgeous olive branches. This is an amazing piece.

Edward Burton said...

This is truly wonderful, Angela. Beautifully composed and a great tribute to childhood memories.

言承旭Jerry said...
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