3:48 PM: today i started a study in gouache on archival paper for a larger oil on linen, which i'll start as soon as this study is complete. it's 14x10"/35.5x25.5cm. and is based on a 1994 photo collage of the living room at my friends gary & loekie's home on the river vecht in the netherlands. the two seated figures are friends who joined us on that trip. i should be able to complete the study tomorrow, as well as stretching the 36x38"/91.5x96.5cm. canvas. it's a refreshing change from my gaze series, and i'm anxious to see what it feels like working in oil after more than a year of making paintings in acrylic & collage.