A quick study of a copper vase and a cutie orange…5″x7″. One of the nice things about a break is the opportunity to refine your skills. When I was younger (although I still do) I would gravitate to black and white. Mostly due to the fact that I’m color blind. But working in black and white allows me a chance to work on toning. It’s a good excercise and it’s something you can do anywhere – which is why I tell my students to keep a sketch book. Draw, draw, draw!