I found this photo on the web.. Of course it's quite embellished and not really a direct copy of the photo I saw.
I like to get a feel for the places I will be going, in preparation for my workshops.. The internet is a wonderful reference 'bounce'...
Hence using this photo.
I will have bunches of my own photos during my trip, I promise.
This watercolor journal entry is in my Stillman and Birn (Beta series) journal.
I truly think it's great prep work to do a quick watercolor sketch such as this prior to a serious watercolor painting of the same or similar scene.
I can plan where I think my whites can be left and assess my tonal values with these small sketches.
It's also a great way to change the design and composition one might be looking at, and eliminating all unnecessary elements..We are often daunted with a panoramic scene set out in front of us..
Less is more is a healthy way to look at it.
These are after all, not meant to be masterpieces, merely a record.
Enjoy, and I hope you might try journalling sometimes..
Thanks for visiting...