Was a couch potato all day today after I discovered a Passport & Palette marathon on Create TV. It's a series about en plein air painting. Watched the same 12 episodes over and over again. Heard a lot about shadow shapes, color notes, puzzle pieces and atmospherics.
All but one of the artists were painting with oils. Kinda gave me heart palpitations to watch them start a painting by smearing it over with color as an underpainting. My inner watercolorist was yelling, "Save the lights! Save the lights!"
I liked the freedom and abandon with which they slopped on the paint without having to worry about saving the lights - even the guy who used watercolors.
Kinda gave me an itch to paint with oils.