Wow, it's the end of August already! I realize that I haven't posted a journal entry in awhile--all good because that means I've been too busy painting. I feel busy as a bee with art this year--some gouache, some plein air oils, marker sketching on location, and most recently "pochade". Pronounced "PO-SHOD", it basically is a french term for a rough or quickly executed sketch or study. I've been wanting to paint more spontaneously without all the equipment and planning---at home or on location. So I found a little pochade box just for this purpose. Everything I need fits into a small tote bag. The paintings are a mere 6 x 8, which can be challenging to paint so small. But on a whim I can get painting quickly. Follow me on instagram @gigi.godfrey to see more summer works. Enjoy the sunshine. Thanks for your love of art.