The portability of watercolor paints makes them perfect for catching stunning scenes while traveling. Everything you need will fit into a bag about the size of a small to medium purse and you just need a bottle of water and a couple of collapsible cups and you're equipped. Many of the paintings in this post were done on-site while I was traveling through the Mediterranean in Italy, Greece and Turkey.
Above: View on the Island of Santorini, Greece
Others are inspired by what I see closer to home.
Edge of the Pond (Morris Graves Estate Woodway, Washington) Toni Youngblood 2012©
commissioned a few years ago by Scott Hale, owner of the Pub Group Restaurants in Salt Lake City for use in advertising on programs for the Salt Lake Acting Company and for the local PBS TV station. The paintings toward the end include subjects from nature, short-pose portraits and book illustration.