I’ve been working on a studio painting of peony in oils. It’s a big departure from the tight watercolor botanicals I’ve been doing and also quite different from plein air painting. I really enjoyed it. Working quite large and painterly, using what I’ve learned about oil from the plein air quick sketches, this feels…comfortable. Maybe because I’m not swatting mosquitos, or melting in the sun LOL. My worry is that I am not focused. Ive heard it is not good for an artist career to skip around from medium to medium and technique to technique but I like the change of rhythm from tight and controlled Botanicals to a more energetic expression. I like the weight of this. It feels like a heavy blanket in winter. Comfortable.