Edition of Inspirations 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.
Inspirations features 163 artworks along with 53 commentaries—written by the Artists of Al Young Studios especially for this journal—on such topics as their creative process, the creative environment of the Studios, technical approaches to their artwork, and inspiration from the works of other artists.
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:
The 55 pen and ink drawings appearing as watermarks on the blank, lined pages of the journal are copied from Ashton Young's illustration portfolios. While nearly all of Ashton's drawings in this volume remain part of his unpublished works, several drawings do come from The Material Cultures of the Bible, the illustration portfolio for which Ashton is perhaps best known.
from al r. young's private portfolios
Chateau d'Aigle, graphite pencil, 1983 On the Borders of the North, graphite pencil, 1985 The Beehive House, graphite pencil, 1987 The St. George Temple, graphite pencil, 1987
other artists whose artworks accompany the commentaries
Albert Bierstadt Albert Samuel Anker Albrecht Dürer Carl Heinrich Bloch Carl Larsson Daniel Ridgway Knight Diego Valazquez Edmund Blair Leighton Edwin Lord Weeks Georges de La Tour Gilbert Stuart Henri Matisse Howard Pyle Jacopo Pontormo James Tissot Jan Vermeer Jean Baptiste Camille-Corot John L. Maas John William Waterhouse John Singer Sargent Maxfield Parrish Michelangelo Merisida Caravaggio Minerva Teichert N. C. Wyeth Orazio Gentileschi Paul Jean-Claude Cézanne Peter Paul Rubens Rembrandt van Rijn Vincent van Gogh William Harnett William Morris William-Adolphe Bouguereau Winslow Homer