I worked in my "outdoor studio" today (the back yard). I painted for at least two hours before it started sprinkling. I just LOVE painting outside (even when I am painting from a reference). It was overcast today (perfect!) and it is wonderful to be able to step waaaay back to look at my progress.
I am using a lot of Galkyd lite in an effort to get my large painting dry in a hurry. Now, I love the art supply store I've been Framed...(one can get lots of bargains there)..but I discovered that I paid too much for my 8 oz bottle of Galkyd Lite. They had it marked down from $15 to $14. I learned today that it is easy to find for $12 and under. Well, Buyer Beware and I'll get my Galkyd Lite at Art Media next time...(meanwhile, I've Been Framed will maintain my loyalty for their brushes).
(Top) Painting, Celeste Bergin, Winter Sunshine, 2008, Acyrlic on 18 x 24 canvas panel
Photo #2, Outdoor studio
Photo #3, "Marked down" Galkyd Lite