I've discovered that I am more a creature of habit than I had thought. I prefer to paint in blocks of time and first thing in the morning. An hour here or there is not my cup of tea. Sometimes I can pull off a successful painting but I'm more likely to rush one along because the time is ticking away.
So this morning before my meeting, I decided to sketch instead. I've been thinking about ideas for my upcoming "30 Days Hath September" series (a painting for every day in September). I thought I would put pen to paper and sketch out some ideas. Very productive and very relaxing way to start my day. And I can head to my meeting this morning feeling like I accomplished something instead of wasting time. The best part.....NO SCRAPING! However, when I get into the studio later today, I have an nice pile of lovely neutral gray paint to use :)
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