Experimenting with gouache

I treated myself to some good gouache paint, to be able to make quick paint sketches. I was getting a bit bogged down by the big laborious landscapes in oil, and I haven't really figured out a way to do these large ones en plein air. I also found that working from a photo knocks all of the painting joy out of me. Especially on such a big painting, because it takes a long time to do. Completely different from the large portraits from life that make me utterly happy. So I decided to make some small landscape sketches in gouache to see how that works. Above paintings are really fast ones. This is so much fun! Doesn't feel like work though (but should it?)