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Another set from my travel journals. I’m really inspired by how these turned out, the bottom left one in particular as I held low hopes for it while I was working on it. Sometimes, however, things just come together at the end…

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A little paint play to get the creative mind working again and use up excess paint so it doesn’t go to waste. I’m not sure where the obsession with circles and ovals has come from lately but it appears it will be here for a while yet…

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I was out and about in town and wanted to do something different in my Traveller’s Notebook. I ended up creating an ink sketch which I call a ‘collage’ sketch as it has lots of different random elements all flung in together. I then coloured it at a later date at home:

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More travel journal play from my pocket Moleskine and A5 journal.

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It’s a wonderful feeling to completely fill a journal, particularly one that you started back in 2013. These are the last few pages of abstract play:

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Having spent so long lately using my travel journals and art kit it’s been a while since I really played in my studio journals/sketchbooks. I’ve been making a concerted effort to fill all of my started books including my dedicated studio ones.

When I paint I’ve been adding media to these pages to both use up existing paint so it doesn’t go to waste and create some interesting experiments in mark making, shape, colour and composition:

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Another set of pages from my travel journals; playing around with my current style predominantly in watercolour and ink as well as a little gesso on the double page spread.

My travel journals have become a vital place of exploration and discovery in my practice.

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