Travel Art Journal – November 2013

I recently had the opportunity to take a little break from work and visit friends and family in Toronto.  Not only was it a nice break from my 9 to 5 job, it was also a chance to have some time to just hang out and play with paints.  Travelling with art supplies is always challenging – especially when you are taking a form of public transit, so I took a cue from the great Jennibellie and made a travel palette with some of my water soluble media.  I had some limited acrylic paints along for the ride – I found some travel pots that reminded me of the paints you used to get in a paint-by-numbers kit.  I was able to get out a bunch of ideas that had been rattling around in my head for a while and just hadn’t had a chance to explore.  I also got to visit the bird collection at the Royal Ontario Museum for a sketching session.  I focused my energies on thrushes for a painting I will be working on in the coming months.  The travel journal includes a rough sketch/layout for the painting, which is still awaiting colour.  Not all of the pages are complete – I will steal away some time from the commissioned pieces I’m working on and preparations for the holidays to complete them.  I will bind this mini-journal into my larger journal when everything is complete.

Most of the pages were complete with watercolours, or a mixture of watercolour and acrylic paint.  To see how to make the journal, visit my previous post for a link to the tutorial.

Enjoy.

room with a view nov 14 2013© travel art journal set up© travel art journal flamingo face complete© travel art journal flamingo parade complete© travel art journal winter wren start© travel art journal winter wren complete© travel art journal sugar maple leaves© travel art journal bee-eaters complete© travel art journal watercolour shoreline start© travel art journal watercolour shore complete© travel art journal art nouveau background© travel art journal art nouveau with colour© travel art journal thrushes start©

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Peleegirl

I'm an avid birder and naturalist, with the good fortune to work as a park interpreter. I get to spend every day in a beautiful park, so no matter how challenging, all I have to do is look out the window and the natural world is there to greet and soothe my soul.

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