Over spring break our family took a road trip from the bay area to Las Vegas, to the Grand Canyon, to a friend's home in Arizona, to Santa Monica, and back home. Lots of driving. And lots of scenery.
About a year ago I went to a watercolor class at the local library where the teacher shared how she would paint on a train and the challenge was painting fast (like within two minutes) because you only have so much time before your view is gone. I thought painting landscapes would be a fun challenge and pass some time during our trip and it was! I couldn't do as many as I'd like because I am prone to car sickness but I was able to complete a handful. Here are my three favorites.
Highway 5 South
From the train ride to the Grand Canyon
For these paintings, I used used:
• 6x9 in 140lb watercolor paper from Bee Paper Company that I found on sale at Michael's
• Winsor & Newton Cotman Box Paint Set
• Grumbacher Academy Size 12 Round Paint Brush