Got a chance to catch Ralph Della-Volpe exhibit at Abby Taylor fine art. A collection of wonderful colors & abstract shapes. I like his quote, referring to this series of paintings: " ... looking for a psychological feeling in my painting compared to a literal one." Which is what I aim to do with this fall sketch in oil paste. It's not the scene I'm painting anymore, it's the quality of it I'm abstracting. One cant do detail with oil pastel, so it's an easy way for me to loosen up.