It's been hot here, in the nineties, which means my upstairs, where my art room (and my office) is, is unbearable: I go up there to grab and item or two and run back down, where it's marginally cooler (I have no AC).
In fact, my painting trip to Delaware was canceled on account of the heat. :-(
The evenings have been surprisingly cool and breezy, though, which is lovely. The other night we had about an hour of rolling thunder--I usually hate thunder, but realized I hate the cracking, booming kind; the rolling thunder was actually very pleasant to listen to, something Sleepy-Hollow-like about it.
I brought this painting table down and set it up in my room, preparing for inspiration.
This was how I painted when I first started to blog: on this table, in my room. I'd start something, then leave it there and dab at it a little now and then. I like having it there.
I painted these three little studies yesterday afternoon/evening. They're each about 4x6 and on Arches paper, which I haven't used in quite awhile but am enjoying. This is cold press but the surface seems more textured than other CP papers, it also stays wet longer.
No sooner do I say one thing than I do another.