When our kids were small I didn’t have time to sketch when we were traveling, but I could take notes of the colors I saw in a small notebook –everything from laundry lines, to bird plumage, to colors on a wall — and then I would lay down studies after they were in bed. This was the most effective visual journal I could muster and it turned into a valuable tool to increase my color literacy.
Original watercolor on watercolor paper, unframed
The piece: 10 x 10 inches
The painted area: 5 ¾ x 6 inches