Aren’t the best-loved books dog-eared and smudged? I once painted a notebook and page of pressed waterlilies and indigo–
Years later (now) I entered it in an exhibit celebrating books.
Here is “The Botanist’s Notebook” gouache on paper. Cast shadows, smudges and rust, specks of pollen, rendered in paint.
I’ll be participating in the free Street Printing Festival June 28