October 5th, 2016

Spires of Copenhagen

Artist: Amanda Kavanagh, United States
Artist Statement: For a recent two-week trip to Denmark, I had to make some decisions about which art supplies to pack and which to leave behind. After many years of traveling I have come to the conclusion that the more supplies I bring, the more distracted I become and the less productive I am. So for this trip I decided to narrow it down to one sketchbook, one set of watercolors, and a few pens/pencils. Knowing I would be doing heavy washes along with fine detailed writing, I wanted a heavy weight but smooth paper. The Zeta Hardbound 5.5 x 8.5 was the perfect choice.

I love architecture and great design. I love walking for miles through old cities. I love sitting and sketching in outdoor cafes. Copenhagen was the perfect city for me. After a few days of warming up, I found that this journal practically drew itself. My goal was to complete a spread a day and I just about made it.

MEDIA: Pencil, ink and watercolors
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

Amanda Kavanagh is a painter and graphic designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her oil paintings have been shown in several New York City and east coast galleries. When not in the studio, she is busy sketching. Her handmade journals have been featured in several books, ‘An Illustrated Life’, and ‘An Illustrated Journey’, both by Danny Gregory and ‘1000 Artist Journal Pages’ by Dawn DeVries Sokol.
Amanda’s work can be seen at:
Blog: amandakavanagh.com
Instagram: @velvetina
Facebook: facebook.com/amandakavanaghart



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