Reasonably new to me is the idea of doing a quick people-picture in oil. It forces me out of yet another comfort zone. I have to let go of strict accuracy (which I'm not capable of that fast, in that medium) and just go for an expression, mood or light. When I started a "quicky" of John (in the fedora) on Friday, I found his dry wit, full of 70s and 80s anachronisms, fun and refreshing. He labeled what I was doing as a "one shot deal", and said that for him, as a painter, that can sometimes be the best work. John's comment reminded me of the old Frank Zappa song, whose climax was, "you should be diggin' it while it's happening... (yes! diggin' it while it's happening!) cause it just might be a ONE SHOT DEAL! (cut to lazy Hawaiian steel guitar solo) So, here are a few recent samples. I was definitely diggin' it while it was happening.