2:09 PM: today i started painting woman in landscape, 38x36" in oil on portrait linen. it was indescribably electric to begin painting in oil again, after a very long hiatus. oil on portrait linen is a very special experience, as the linen takes the colors in a unique way., responding with extreme sensitivity to your every stroke, taking even the most diluted wash of color in a way that inspires and promotes the painterly.
right now i've got to clean my brushes so we can go for a creek walk on this balmy (52F) first day of december. i'll resume work tomorrow.