I guess, not having time to work in oil, made me think of other media. I found a pretty portable solution to my " art time crunch" by using colored pencils. I have always liked them but somehow never really produced"finished" pieces but more for sketching.
I enjoy the immediacy of mark making that colored pencils leave on paper and their linear, gestural quality. I decided to work on colored paper as well. Inspiration came from my recent trips to Yuma and its antique and thrift store and their displays of dolls and trinkets.
(thus the little bumps you might see ).
"Dolls and a Cookie Jar"
colored pencil on paper
Collection of Ms.K. Dinnis