Art Journal: A Documented Life

The art journal is a place of exploration, experiment, and lots and lots of errors and fix-ups. I began after Rob died.  In some ways it is a record of the year after his death.  It is where I document life in image and word. These pages have been made largely by hand and at times with some digital play. Hope you enjoy.
from my art journal February 21, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor, stabilo pencil, white marker)

from my art journal February 20, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor, white marker)
from my art journal February 18, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor, white marker)

from my art journal February 18, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor)

 
from my art journal February 17, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor, stabilo pencil, white marker)
From my art journal, February, 2017  (watercolor and acrylic paint)
from my art journal February 1, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor, stabilo pencil, marker, newspaper, music page)
from my art journal February 1, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor, stabilo pencil, marker, newspaper, music page)
From my art journal February 1, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor)

from my art journal January, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor markers, tissue paper)

from my art journal January, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint)

from my art journal, January 2017 (Watercolor, Marker)
from my art journal January, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor markers)
from my art journal, January 2017 (Marker)
from my art journal, January 2017 (Marker)

from my art journal, January 2017 (Marker)

from my art journal Dec. 28, 2016 (Gesso, water-based markers)

from my art journal Dec. 26, 2016 (Gesso, water-based markers)

from my art journal Dec. 23, 2016 (Gesso, water-based markers)
from my art journal Dec. 2016 (Gesso, acrylic paint, newspaper, water-based markers)
from my art journal Dec. 2016 (Gesso, acrylic paint)
from my art journal Dec. 2016 (Gesso, acrylic paint, water-based markers)


from my art journal Dec. 2016 (Gesso, acrylic paint, water-based markers)
from my art journal Dec. 2016 (Gesso, acrylic paint, water-based markers)

from my art journal Dec. 2016 (Gesso, acrylic paint, water-based markers)
from my art journal Dec. 2016 (Gesso, acrylic paint, 

from my art journal November, 2016 (Gesso, acrylic paint, CitraSolv papers, digital remix)

from my art journal November, 2016 (Gesso, acrylic paint, digital remix)



from my art journal 11.4.16 (Gesso, acrylic paint, Dina Wakely stencil, white marker, stabilo pencil, tape transfer of print)
from my art journal 10.30.16 (Gesso, acrylic paint,white marker, tissue paper)

from my art journal 10.22.16 (Gesso, ink, Tombow paint markers, acrylic paint, tissue paper, found papers)
from my art journal 10.20.16 (Gesso, Tombow paint markers, stabilo pencil)

from my art journal 10.15.16 (Gesso, ink, watercolor, Tombow paint markers, acrylic paint, digital remix)

from my art journal 10.14.16 (Gesso, watercolor, Tombow paint markers, acrylic paint, clear tape transfer)

From my art journal, 10.12.16 (gesso, ink, acrylic paint, Stabilo pencil, tombow marker)

From my art journal, 10.10.16 (gesso, ink, acrylic paint,  Stabilo pencil)

From my art journal, 10.9.16 (gesso, ink, acrylic paint, pan oastel, Stabilo pencil, tombow marker)


from my art journal 10.1.16 (Gesso, acrylic paint, stabilo pencil_

from my art journal 10.1.16 (Gesso, marker, acrylic paint)

from my art journal 

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from my art journal

from my art journal, 9.29.16  (acrylic paint, stabilo pencil) 
from my art journal, 9.28.16  (acrylic paint, pan pastel, marker, stabilo pencil) 

from my art journal, 9.26.16  (acrylic paint, pan pastel, ink, stabilo pencil) 

from my art journal, 9.27.16  (acrylic paint, pan pastel, ink, stabilo pencil) 

from my art journal, 9.24.16  (acrylic paint, water color paint, pan pastel, stabilo pencil)

from my art journal, 9.24.16  (acrylic paint, pan pastel, stabilo pencil) 
from my art journal, 9.25.16  (acrylic paint)
from my art journal, 9.23.16 (gesso, acrylic paint, ink, pan pastel, stabilo pencil)
from my art journal, 9.21.16 (acrylic paint, gesso, pan pastel, stabilo pencil)

from my art journal, 9.19.16  (acrylic paint, deli paper, marker, stabilo pencil)

From my art journal (September 11, 2016 - gesso, acrylic paint, Stabilo pencil, digital text)
 
From my art journal (September 11, 2016 - gesso, acrylic paint, Stabilo pencil, ink, digital text)
From my art journal (September 10, 2016 - gesso, acrylic paint, Stabilo pencil, ink)
From my art journal (September 9, 2016 - gesso, acrylic paint, ink, digital text)
from my art journal (September 8, 2016-  gesso, acrylic paint, ink, Stabilo pencil, digital remix)
from my art journal (September 7, 2016 - gesso, acrylic paint, digital text)
From my art journal (September 6, 2016 - gesso, ink, acrylic paint, digital remix) 
from art journal (September 5, 2016 - Gesso, acrylic and watercolor paint, ink, digital remix)
from art journal  (September 3, 2016 - Gesso, acrylic paint, ink, found paper, digital remix)
from art journal (August 28, 2016 - Gesso, watercolor paint, stabilio pencil, digital remix)

from art journal (August 28, 2016 - Gesso, watercolor paint, ink, digital remix)
from art journal, 8.26.16: gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor, pan pastels, ink.


from art journal, (August 15, 2016 - Gesso,  acrylic paint, stabilio pencil, white marker, digital remix)
from art journal, The Earth Laughs in Flowers (August 12, 2016 - Gesso, newspaper, Citra Solv papers, watercolor paint, acylic paint, stabilio pencil, white marker)
from art journal, June 2016 (acrylic paint, gesso, found papers, stabilo pencil) 

from art journal, 8.1.16 (acrylic paint, newspaper, pencil, crackle paste, digital remix) 

from art journal, 8.1.16 (acrylic paint, watercolor paint, pencil, digital remix) 

(CitraSolv papers, original photographs, digital remix)

(CitraSolv papers, original photograph, digital remix)

(CitraSolv papers, acrylic paint, newspaper, found papers, stabilo pencil, digital remix)

(CitraSolv papers, original photograph, digital remix)

Contemplation (CitraSolv, pencil, digital remix)
6.29.16, Digital and Traditional Art -
(CitraSolv paper from National Geographic, archival ink, acrylic paint, found papers, digital remix)

from my art journal 6.29.16 (gesso, acrylic paint, archival ink, found papers, digital remix)

from my art journal 6.28.16 (gesso, acrylic paint, acrylic glaze medium, archival ink, photograph, digital remix)

from my art journal 6.27.16 (gesso, acrylic glaze medium, acrylic paint, archival ink, found papers

from my art journal, 6.25.16 (gesso, acrylic paint, newspaper and found papers, stabilo pencil, digital manipulation)

from my art journal, 6.24.16
(gesso, acrylic paint, alcohol inks, stabilo pencil, marker, digital remix)

from my art journal, 6.22.16 (acrylic paint, ink, stabilo pencil, and Word Photo app)
The quotation is from King Lear.
The weight of this sad time we must obey,/Speak what feel, not what we ought to say. - William Shakespeare - King Lear 

from my art journal, 6.19.16 - The Wisest Know Nothing 
(gesso, stabilo pencil, acrylic paint, newspaper)

from my art journal, 6.19.16 (newspaper, gesso, stabilo pencil and acrylic paint)

from my art journal, 6.19.16 (newspaper, gesso, stabilo pencil and acrylic paint, digital manipulation)

from my art journal, 6.15.16 (gesso, stabilo pencil, acrylic paint, digital manipulation)
from my art journal, 6.18.16 (newspaper, gesso, stabilo pencil and acrylic paint)


from my art journal, 6.15.16 (acrylic paint, gouache paint, digital manipulation of text type copied from Mother Jones)


from my art journal 6.15.16 -  A Thousand Fibers (gesso, acrylic, collage papers, archival ink)
from my art journal 6.14.16 We Ate Love (gesso, acrylic, collage papers, archival ink, pan pastel)

From my art journal, May 18, 2016 (gesso, gouache paints, pan pastel, graphite pencil)


April, 2016 Birches (watercolor paints)

gesso, acrylic paint, Rob's writing, 

Live Brilliantly, Rob's writing, gesso, acrylic, watercolor

Sometimes I'm Terrified of My Heart (M.A. Reilly, 2016) gesso, acrylic, gouache paints, photo transfer, found papers

From my art journal, May 17 2016 (Gesso primer, gouache paints, digital print)


from Art journal 5.22.16, Patience, M.A. Reilly (gesso, pan pastels, gouache, acrylic paints)

from my Art Journal, 5.23.16 - Tell Me About Despair (gesso, watercolor, acrylic, collage )

from Art Journal. May 27, 2016 (gesso, watercolor, newspaper, acrylic)

from my art journal - "For in Grief, nothing stays put" - 5.28.16 
(gesso, acrylic paints, newspaper, white marker, pan pastel, watercolor pencils)

from my art journal  - A Change in the Order of Things - May 27, 2016
(gesso, acrylic paint, white and black marker, newspaper, Magritte's writing)

from my art journal, 5.16 (gesso, archival ink, acrylic paint, stabilo pencil)

from my art journal, 5.30.16 (gesso, archival ink, acrylic paint, stabilo pencil)

from my art journal: 6.3.16, (gesso, acrylic and gouache paint)

from my art journal with Berry poem. 6.5.16, (gesso, gouache paints, stabilo pencil, acrylic paint) 
from my art journal, 6.8.16  (acrylic paint, ink, gesso)

From my art journal, 6.12.16 (gesso, acrylic paint, gouache paint, stencil, digital manipulation, painted papers)


Two-page spread in art journal, 6.11.16: "Ali in Brooklyn"
(gesso, stabilo pencil, acrylic, watercolor, newspaper, photo transfer)


Two pages from my art journal, 6.9.16: She Had a Lot On Her Mind 
(acrylic paint, gouache paints, archival ink, pencil, gesso)

Two-pages from my art journal: 6.10.16 (gesso, acrylic and gouache paints, ink, pencil, collage papers)


6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your creative genius within. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you Gary. Appreciate you taking a look and commenting:)

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  2. Thank you. Your work is a real inspiration and an antidote to dismal.

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    1. After Rob's death I found I needed to make things even more so than usual. he physical act of keeping art journals helps. Thanks Simon for viewing and commenting. I appreciate both.

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  3. Staggeringly beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing and your comment. I was a bit nervous showing this ongoing work.

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