Anyway, technological feats aside, I have been doing a couple of small rapid paintings each morning before the day gets too hot. The birds appear around me, they like the atmosphere of peace, I think. And the paintings are more in the nature of a meditative practice than anything else, no stress involved, just absorption.
This is art in your pajamas!
Sunflowers and marigolds, late, against the fence
It's the best kind of work, where you are engrossed, looking, acting, thinking without words, and surprised at what happens!
For those interested in the techie side of this, these were done with caran d'ache watercolor crayons, partly used as crayon, partly used as if they were pan colors, and a bit of finish work with the Pilot Extra Fine point pen. Limited palette -- a yellow, a brown, some red, bit of orange. On watercolor paper. And again, full transparency, not bragworthy, just offered humbly.