Keeping an art journal or watercolor journal is a great way to quickly sketch out ideas or create speedpaintings/doodles. I didn't keep a journal until 2013 when I realized that sometimes you have too many ideas and not enough time to execute all of them on paper. That's where a journal comes in! A journal is also portable so you can travel with it and take it on vacations or kill time at a local coffee shop.
Recently, I've been feeling very drained and burned out which led to more experimentation with a "loose" painting style since I was too lazy to really plan a proper composition or detailed realistic painting. Abstract art (in my own POV) is basically art that conveys a strong mood or atmosphere rather than conveying the actual subject. Subjects are always gestured in abstract paintings and never fully completed or painted in detail.
I apologize for the late post! I've been extremely tired lately and just haven't been at the top of my art game in the past few days. To make up for it, this will be a lengthier post on one of my recent watercolor painting in my Moleskine Journal. Seriously, I can't stop painting in it since I bought it...
I decided to buy a new journal just for watercolors and settled on the super expensive A4 Moleskine Watercolor Album. I usually use a small 9x6 Aquabee journal but it was spiral-ring bounded and didn't keep my pages in place. Moleskines are extremely popular and I could never figure out what the hype was about (especially because they come with a hefty price tag)