There, it is official. I won’t be binging any oils or alkyds on the trip. God, I hate to say that, I love painting with them. But, in every way they don’t pass the test, they are heavy, require too much rigorous cleaning and harmful chemicals,  they are bulky, dry too slowly, and messy…but it makes me sad. Here then is my last painting with oils out of doors for the probable and foreseeable future.