There is something wonderful about splashing paint around on canvas. Freeing. I began two small canvases about 3 months ago, so I got them out and splashed a little. They are both of the same view so you can see realism and verisimilitude are not what I'm after.
This one seems a little dark. Both need much more work and the colors will change as I go along. I like to "feel" my way intuitively through a painting, rather than have an idea ahead of time and execute it. If I could even do that!
A friend went to France and I took care of her cats. She brought back these ochre pigments from the famed Rouissillon area as a thank you gift. The pigments come from natural clays. I love powder pigments, much nicer than premixed paint though I had never used them before this except for the gold, silver, copper Jaquard pigments. You can make these into watercolors, acrylics or oils depending on what sort of medium you mix them with. Very rich colors.
I also set up my fabulous French easel which my friend A. gave to me. I had painted for years using a chair as an easel so now I have this!!!!!
A large painting I began but didn't finish back in the mid- 1970's. I stuck it in the barn until last month. I may paint over it.