Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sketch in Agenda Art Journal - Maree

"Exploring space and colour"

I have this old, leather bound, 1997 Agenda Planner that is now filled with various grades of watercolour paper cut to size and some old note paper, which I use as an art journal. I did the above sketch on one of the note papers to try out a new green I was mixing using Thalo Blue and Burnt Sienna and was quite pleased with how the green turned out. I also experimented with Indigo and Cadmium Yellow on this, which I used on parts of the tree.

I'll use anything I can lay my hands on for sketching and using old diaries and planners is a great, inexpensive way of building up a collection.

Agenda Planner filled with watercolour paper - I used a 6-hole punch to do the holes for the paper.

It seems that sketch-books and Journals are very much in demand at the moment! If you would like to make your own sketch-book in an easy, quick and fun way, go to 'An Artist's Sketchbook to Make'.


  1. What a great idea ( recycling your old agenda) Thank you very much


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