Posts filed under: Sketchbooks


My sketchbooks are visual planners full of experiments and ideas for future projects- and sometimes just a place to play!

Mixed Media Sketchbook

This mixed media sketchbook began with Daniel Smith watercolor backgrounds on each page. Experimental color combos kept it interesting. Using random colors with no final idea in mind forces me to stretch my skills on every spread. As a mixed... Read More

Abstract Landscapes

This beautiful handmade journal is covered in black silk. The pages are handmade watercolor paper with those great deckled edges. The long narrow pages were the perfect layout for abstract landscapes. First, each page was painted with Daniel Smith watercolors.... Read More

Mix & Play

I love to mix & play with my Daniel Smith Watercolors. The pigments are amazing and very high quality. Currently my collection is around 50 colors. Since they are expensive (but SO worth it!) I add a color or two... Read More

Collage & Color

Every artist has times when inspiration is elusive. Just go to the studio anyway and play in a sketchbook. This 8.5″ x 11″ sketchbook has sturdy watercolor paper that is great for mixed media techniques. This group of studies was... Read More

Color Experiments

Color experiments in a sketchbook are a great way to try out innovative color combos. It’s an excellent method to force yourself out of your color comfort zone and create content references for future paintings. Allow yourself complete freedom to... Read More