"I can guarantee that I learned far more about this piazza from painting it than if I had just taken a photograph. Good thing I was able to do both! Photo references are not as good as painting on site, but if [there is not] time to paint while on location, a snapshot is the way to go. The important thing is to keep painting and practice as often as [one] can. Learning is what art is all about."
More and more painters are travelling with the intention of capturing new experiences in their art. Whether doing so to keep a journal of their thoughts and feelings on the road or simply a visual record of the journey, the finished product is a work of art in itself. Watercolor Journeys provides readers with an "over the shoulder" look at the personal watercolour sketchbooks of internationally experienced artist Richard Schilling. It's packed with hundreds of tips and techniques born from a lifetime of painting-on-the-road experience. Schilling's actual journal pages are reproduced to clarify each and every lesson. Readers will also find solutions to the unexpected problems of journaling on the road, such as dealing with rain or insect attacks, or sketching the local populace without being noticed. Schilling's fascinating, sometimes humorous anecdotes will keep readers enthralled even when they aren't painting