This is my first quick sketch of Thom…it’s the first sketch I’ve done in a number of years and I’m quite pleased with it.
I’m trying to build up the courage to do a nice big oil painting, maybe in a year or two when I can squirrel myself away for a couple of days on my own and really get down to business. I do love oils, they are so forgiving. I can change my mind two or three days after painting something and it just lets you work back into it. I miss the smell of them too. I found myself unscrewing the cap of a raw umber the other day and having a really big sniff….ahhhh. Not the nicest of smells by any stretch of the imagination, but it ticks a box in my brain that no other smell does. The possibility of an idea fulfilled.