This drawing was done today in my sketchbook, in crayon from photo reference. I am doing these in preparation for a new direction my work is taking. I think I am going back to oils. I will be reacting to new images, and also past images of landscape. I expect the final paintings to be a copy of a copy. Twice removed (at least) from the original landscape. Along this path of abstraction, the final image will be filtered by photograph, drawing, medium, color, and of course, me. I have never been able to do abstract landscapes in oil. I confess, something about the medium has always caused me to tighten up. Something about my recent acrylics, poured and splashed, has given me room to find what I am looking for. There is still control and decision making, but I think I now know to what end.