Sketching with watercolor is the act of observing and gathering visual information. It is not about making a perfect painting; in fact, watercolor sketches by nature are often colorful and lighthearted. The sketch can be complete in itself, or a road map to larger paintings.
Rarely am I without a sketchbook; I use sketchbooks for location studies, travel journals, designing paintings, color mixtures and notes, and so much more. I have filled dozens and dozens of these books over the years, and they have become like old friends. With each new book I wonder were it will lead me, and what new lessons will be learned along the way.
Life as in art is the knowing where to draw the line.