Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Illustrating Creative Nonfiction

Carleton University from Vincent Massey Park
Watercolour and oil pastel
©2018 Charlene Brown

This computer-stylized version of a painting (which was based on a Google Streetview of Carleton University) will be used to illustrate Chapter 3 of the multi-generational creative nonfiction journal I’m writing. It occurred to me just after I’d completed the painting that, as Chapter 3 begins in 1958, before most of these buildings on the Carleton University campus were built, I’d been a bit too creative. So, I will have to render them into an ethereal future projection and work that into the story. Somehow.