I like them both because they encourage me to experiment on a small scale which gives a more immediate satisfaction. I may or may not use the ideas in a larger painting but that doesn't matter because the main purpose is to keep my momentum going in making art daily in between the big projects. Below are some example activities.
|Gustav Klimt inspired Christmas decorations, felt pen in art journal|
|oil pastels resists with black ink on index card|
|Doodle shapes drawn in pencil, traced with black felt pen and coloured with felt pens in art journal|
|"Solitude", paper collage on Arches oil paper using paper napkins and matte medium|
|paper collage using photocopy of photo, paper napkins, matte medium on Arches oil paper|