Back in February I went to a workshop with Antonio Masi. Many things he demo'd, spoke about and did were so amazing; but the one that really got me was that he painted vertically! There was a drop cloth (plastic) and he used push pins and hung the watercolor paper straight up and down on the wall. I spent this afternoon setting up something very similar for me to use.
It takes a long time for pieces of what you saw, learned and did to be assimilated into you work. I set things up and started drawing my next 20 x 16 painting. The drawing is strong. Perhaps because you can really step back to view it - I mean way back. I also used for the first time the sleeve to hang a tablet around my neck - freeing up my hands.
Tired, end of the afternoon. Paint will start tomorrow.