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.