to be able to sketch outside? This summer's influx of wasps had made being outside anything but comfortable or relaxing. Two to three years of mild winters have produced a bumper crop of these stingers., and while summer wanes - it is still hot though - the paper wasps and yellow jackets are getting more aggressive as they get ready for winter. Difficult to draw or do anything else while they fly around your head and face and try to bite. The hardware and feed stores can't keep wasp and hornet spray on their shelves, and everyone is talking about how bad they are this season.
In the mean time, I bought some acrylics to experiment with. We'll see what comes out of that.