9" x 12" Mixed Media Drawing on Antique Dictionary
I've had this drawing started in my studio for months. I kept looking at it to finish and then tucked it away for later. This morning I decided to drag it out and play with it. This is the result.
This is a wonderful page from a great old book. The whole left-hand column of definitions refers to wine. I love finding a perfect page for a subject.
As I've gone along, I have discovered better ways to draw on these fragile, old books. This page was extremely thin and I actually had to do some repairs to the page. I've discovered a great system of using scraps of old parchment and acid free glues used by scrapbookers to patch a page from behind. I will tell an interested customer about the patch work but they rarely can find my repairs. I think it further rescues this page and gives it new life after a little surgery.
Here is a photo of my models and my studio this morning as I worked away on this new drawing.