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Saturday, July 22, 2017

On The Coffee Table

Along with Frank Auerbach's Expressionism, GeorgeBush's Portrairs of Courage and the current Bulletin from Detroit's Institute of Art is a hardcover book of LWRoth's Sketches, 118 sketches done between 2007 and 2017.  I put together the book of my daily sketches as gifts for my kids.  And the Bookemon Press did a wonderful job reproducing my efforts.  They used quality paper;  the colored reproductions are true; the hard cover is laminated and the binding seems strong. I was very pleased I stumbled into this app in my Facebook Time Line, investigated and downloaded.

Got A Minute? Sketch  has 100 plus pages and is 8" x 11 1/2".  It took about three weeks for me to select the sketches, devise an order and layout the pages using the grid and margin tools.  There was some writing to do--a bio, a dedication and a preface based on my beliefs with regards to regular sketching.   If you have ever used Microsoft's Publisher, the learning curve is short.  I'd do this again--only I'd keep it short and sweet.  A printed, soft cover, smaller portfolio of an artist's work would be a great sales tool to have in your bag as you meet potential clients. A book implies importance, more so than a brochure.  It's a solid presentation.

Jump will be my next painting.  I can see the slightly smaller than real life figure on a large canvas with deep blue skies behind him.  But I am still working on Waiting At The Gate. The value of the flesh tones is my focus.  The going is snails pace, but it's summer and the garden calls.  Sketching every morning is a give in my day--mostly with a G314, but every now and then with leftover oils from the Waiting palette.  

The Water's Freezing!

OJ Simpson At His Parol Hearing 2017

The Imagination of An Eight Year Old

Drying Flowers, oil

The back cover of Got A Minute? Sketch


  1. This is such a wonderful idea, Linda, I love it, it looks GREAT! I love the drawing of the hand on the back cover. By coincidence, I recently made a book from a private familyblog. The blog wasn't active anymore, but there were so many lovely family history photos and stories on it, worth saving for next generations.

    1. It was a project well worth the effort. Who knows what will happen to those piles of sketchpads we've filled? This way the kids have a hardcover idea of what can be done with a pencil besides homework. Might even move someone down the line to try their hand?

  2. Brilliant, just brilliant! You are one fabulous woman!

    1. Thanks, but not so fabulous. There's a selfish motive: to be remembered. For more than driving to sports events.

  3. Totally brilliant, You'll never been forgotten ... you've only just started :) I'm writing an autobiography, how conceited is that? it gives me the chance to re-write history in my favour. But this is such a lovely family heirloom, Linda, and you can add Vol 2, 3 and 4 later

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