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This isn’t all that recent, but a few months ago we spent some time at a cabin in the woods, and while there I sat outside and made some very simple pencil and paint sketches of a few things I found. It’s quite different from the type of painting I’ve been up to lately, and I’m hoping things (work things) will soon settle down enough that I can share some of that here.

“Gwash”

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I’m simultaneously breaking in a new palette (it looks way too clean, doesn’t it?) and trying gouache for the first time. I’ve been feeling a strong urge to create but haven’t felt much energy for following through on that urge, so this was my attempt at meeting in the middle. I pushed myself to sit down and get started, but I kept it all loose and scribbly, letting colors run together and over each other and painting without the aid of a pencil sketch. I’ll go back and “fine tune” just a bit, I think, but I like it.

Evening Lights

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This evening I have been beginning to clean up the photos of my last round of drawings. I’m feeling quiet and still, but nevertheless it’s puff, puff, puff, on to the finish.