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I took my sketchbook on a recent tour of south India.  With a jam-packed itinerary, I didn't get to paint anything serious, just sketch scenery from the window of a bus or train (and paint it in afterwards). 

It was disappointing not to create a "masterpiece" with the rugged scenery and vibrant colors I saw, but the process of rapid-fire sketching was a reward in itself.