This is the Weber River just outside of Wanship. As you can see I used pen and watercolor. You might also deduce that I'm not really a watercolorist, I tend to use similar techniques as I use when painting with acrylics. For me sketching isn't about creating a finished piece worth bragging about, it's about practice and learning about the subject. Sketching is also very fun and usually very relaxing, almost meditative. I think I learn as much about the subject by making a sketch like this as I would if I attempted to make a plein air painting on location and it took about 1/3 as much time or less. Sketching also requires much less equipment and is much less hassle. I still think painting outdoors is worth doing but sketching is a less stressful and useful alternative.
I really wanted to sketch a farm, barn or shed or something along those lines but most every scene I found wasn't convenient for parking and setting up to sketch. I finally settled on this sheep ranch in Coalville. Not exactly an ideal subject but the cobbled together structures made for some interest, this could make a good background for a tractor painting.
And finally the car show. Coalville shuts down Main street for this event and the cars park backed to the curb and facing to the center of the street. This arrangement makes for good spectating but not good sketching since I'd have to sit right in the middle of spectator traffic to get good views of the cars for sketching. Luckily just as I was getting ready to leave this car, a late 40's Chevy sedan parked at the end of the line and not only is it the kind of car I enjoy sketching it parked in a spot that gave it the perfect background, the historic Summit County Courthouse, they were even color coordinated. Luckily I also able to sketch this from a shady spot. An artist can't ask for anything more.