I worked in several different formats at once: a small ( 4 1/2" x 6 1/4", but I used double spreads mostly) accordion sketchbook in which I recorded vignettes of travel, the larger ( 6" x 8 1/4") accordion sketchbook of sea and water life that you've seen before (scroll down after clicking on the preceding link to see the sketchbook), loose sheets of watercolor and drawing paper in which I made studies for later, larger work.
For now, I'll just show some from the small sketchbook and some sketches on loose sheets. Even though water is my central theme this year, I continue to draw and paint those other subjects I love---people, small moments of everyday life, figurative sculpture, flowers, etc. Here we go:
I found that I was more interested in the abstract shapes I could intuit from moving water than in a literal recreation of the subject. There are zillions of plein air painters who make faithful renderings of such things. I've never had that particular impulse, though I admire the work of many artists who do.
More to come!