These little works of art started when I didn't have enough time to do a full painting in oil or pastel while painting outdoors. I then discovered that I can do a watercolor pen and ink sketch in under an hour. When I'm traveling, I can always fit that in! Places I've sketched include everywhere outdoors, in the car while it's pouring rain, beaches, airports, restaurants, parks, campgrounds, standing on street corners in historic "downtowns" and even on a ferry. I've sketched all over the country and it amazes me how I can do a painting from the most random small town and someone will come up to me and say I'm from there! I sometimes draw from photos but often these are created plein air - in the moment, while on the road.