Indiana is proving a lovely place. The grounds of the Art Barn are filled with wildflowers this week. For my oil demonstration yesterday, I painted the dogwood in front of the barn. Using Multimedia Artboard, which is a very absorbent surface, I blocked in the painting rapidly with simple colors, making sure to reserve my lightest lights for the dogwood blossoms. We had a few clouds roll in, which "killed" the lights for a bit, but I waited until the sun returned to capture the dogwood in all its glory. This 8x10 demonstration took about 45 minutes. I do like the Artboard, because the beginning layers of paint set up quickly, allowing following strokes to break in a pleasing way.