I started a new piece today. Usually I will just go for it, referencing a photo, maybe making a quick drawing. Today I made a preliminary drawing, to scale. I rarely plan so meticulously. However, I am going to attempt a larger painting. Most of the works I have done in oil recently have been small, because the direct alla prima painting I have been doing does not seem to work as well large. I tried a few, and they have been pretty unsuccessful. I just cannot accept that. So, now I try again with a game plan. I will post updates soon!