In July I took a road trip to paint outside in southern Vermont. Choosing to use watercolor and gouache on paper solved numerous itinerant-painting related issues. Watercolor and gouache dry fast, have quick set-up and clean-up, and need very little storage space. The paint doesn’t melt in the heat or threaten to ignite within a baking car. There are no combustible rags to dispose. These considerations make it possible to produce a variety and quantity of paintings in rapidly changing conditions and locations while traveling. The paintings were done in a handmade sketchbook. This link to a blog post shows the book and some of the steps in making it.