Sketchbook Paintings

I find painting in my sketchbook to be a great way to explore with color, collage, and mark making. I enjoy going back and forth between working on a large canvas and my sketchbook because it keeps me thinking in different ways. It doesn’t allow me to get to comfortable with a systematic way of making a painting. I think it’s important to keep yourself uncomfortable so that you can create something that you can be impressed with. This definitely is not easy to do, so I like to exercise ideas in my sketchbook that may later make their way to the canvas. This helps to keep my ideas for paintings fresh and interesting. Here are some of my recent sketchbook paintings…


Acrylic and graphite


acrylic and wax


acrylic, marker, and collage




acrylic, graphite, and collage


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