After so many months working in encaustic I am working in oil this week. I have a request for a number of paintings large and small and have spent the week immersed in those images. It was hard to get started, very hard in fact. Unlike working in encaustic it is so fast, unbelievably fast. That's the part that I like right now. Finishing seven paintings in a week. Woohoo! Almost ready to return to the grill and torch. The one thing that I especially liked this week was the cool studio. The air conditioner actually kept up with the heat not having to fight with all the heating tools.