After a few weeks of drawing storyboards and other illustration projects, I finally got back to some plein air painting. I had forgotten how much I missed it. This 9x 12 " was on a stretched canvas that is made for watercolors. It has a very smooth finish and handled well. It seems to dry faster, maybe because it absorbs the oils. I rode my bike a few blocks away to set up near the freeway and Patagonia headquarters. As you can see it's close to the beach and a surfer is riding his bike.