trying new techniques, new materials, new mark-making tools, mixing colors with abandon. . .
or just painting something to see how it might look, no pressure. . . on small blocks of wood. . . as studies for future endeavors. . .
or just making some starts, keeping it simple, chilling a fevered brain maybe. . .lots of paint and medium drying around the studio, an artist in search of a new style. . . or a new series. . . or just messing around.