Western PA is having a beautiful sunny day, so I’m finding it very hard to concentrate on work. The morel mushrooms are starting to show, birds are singing, and my mind and spirit are longing to be out there with them. Since I don’t think I can stay indoors all day, I decided to work on a couple of quick oil studies. I typically work on acrylic, so these oil studies are a refreshing break. They force me to think in oil (and it’s very different from acrylic!) and focus less on fine detail. It’s all about getting the shapes and edges correct. Done!