Blank Art Diaries: Edition of At Home now available as spiral-bound art diary
By Al R. Young
This blank-book journal sells for $32 (plus shipping) direct from Al Young Studios. Printed in full color on heavy paper, the book is bound with black plastic spiral to rest flat when open.
At Home: A Personal Journal features 128 original artworks consisting of 51 original oil paintings from the Artists of Al Young Studios, 44 images from the Studios' Limited Editions Collection, nine pen and ink drawings and block prints by Ashton, seven of Al's exquisitely crafted pencil drawings, and one lithograph from his private portfolios.
Opposite the illustration pages are 53 ruled pages that can be used as a journal or diary. Twelve watercolors from Elspeth's private portfolios appear as watermarks on the lined pages. Each of the 53 illustration pages also features an inspiring quotation about the making and keeping of home, excerpted from The Papers of Seymore Wainscott by Al R. Young.
Sample double-page spread
These original artworks are featured in the journal. They are listed, here, according to the Studios' portfolios to which they belong:
Captain Jim's Lighthouse, graphite pencil, 1990 Chateau d'Aigle, graphite pencil, 1983 On the Borders of the North, graphite pencil, 1985 Tanner at the Mixing Bowl, limited edition lithograph, 1993 The Beehive House, graphite pencil, 1987 The Governor's Palace, graphite pencil, 1987 The Morning Breaks, graphite pencil, 1993 The St. George Temple, graphite pencil, 1987