I am following a book-binding elective that resulted in an empty, hand-bound book that I felt I needed to fill somehow.
I started painting mini gouache landscapes out of some kind of longing. These are painted from reference images taken during the summer when I spent time at home, made relatively quickly within clear borders of masking tape
The ultimate comfort when I'm back living in a city that is one country and two expanses of sea away
I had the (problematic) thought that this was not 'Fine Art' enough, simply painting these images. So I thought about cutting a little piece out of each of the paintings (also with the concept of a window in mind), so that one the first page the viewer would see an entirely fictional landscape.
I made a little sketch to see how the shapes would work. After speaking with a teacher, I realised that this cutting out might be done more horizontally, to follow the appropriate horizon lines of landscapes
This is an ongoing project. Working on filling the whole book with these landscapes first.