I am currently working on a perfect antidote for a snowy white February – a book with pages of watery flower and landscape paintings. The garden text will be hand lettered in small italic (I think). So far my studies include: choosing the paper, making preliminary sketches of design ideas, testing watercolor washes of flowers and landscapes, thumbnail drawings of the proposed sequence of the text and painting, and a mock up of the book which includes 5 signatures of 2 folios each. Here are some photos of the project.
Watercolor with notes and seascape
In this photo you can see where I have pasted in sections of the text to accompany a particular image. My next step is to start developing the lettering design while thinking about how it will work with the painting and layout of the page. To be continued. . .
I look forward to hearing from you,
Nancy Leavitt website: www.nancyleavitt.com
Priscilla Juvelis, bookdealer www.juvelisbooks.com