I haven’t pulled out the oil kit in nearly a year. The convenience of the designer’s gouache and sketchbook has been addictive and i’m more inclined to practice. Most of the sketches I’ve done since the beginning of the moving process last August have been mediocre at best, but in the last month, I’m enjoying it more. I’m enjoying the architecture of the locations too. One of the shapes I’m finding I like are rectangles, boxes, so naturally, buildings. It seems they’re still a part of me.
It has been fairly hot, another reason oil doesn’t appeal. Perhaps I’ll get them out again in the Autumn. But for now, it feels good to paint outside. The spreads are 5″x16″.