Monday, 11 September 2017

Developing a sketchbook

My latest sketchbook seems to have taken on a life of its own.  I somehow find myself trying to fill it with finished paintings all in the same format with a text description on the left hand side.   Its like creating a hand-written, illustrated manuscript book.  I see quite a few other people doing this sort of thing on Instagram. 

I still have my other sketchbooks for location work but this one is going to be an artefact in its own right. ("artefact"?  What on earth is that I ask myself.  The dictionary says, any object made by human beings, especially with a view to subsequent use, a handmade object, as a tool, or the remains of one, as a shard of pottery, characteristic of an earlier time or cultural stage, especially such an object found at an archaeological excavation - oh well, I hope that doesn't sound too pretentious).

Here are some new paintings from it.