When I was in Maine a week ago, I went out to Seawall, a natural rock formation on Mount Desert Island along the coast. I intended to paint there, but the weather was getting stormy, so I sketched in a notebook, took reference photos and worked on a oil painting when I got back in the studio.
I've been painting in gouache so much lately that the oil paint felt like great. I loved playing with it and having it move around and mix. And the soft edges! What a lot of fun.