I've been doing some experiments with watercolors over the last two days, but nothing is quite ready for prime time just yet. I've always known that watercolor takes a great deal more planning to execute than oil, but I still wasn't quite ready for how hard it would be to do an accurate plein air in watercolor, especially without a portable watercolor studio. Anyway, so I'm thinking of doing an oil tomorrow, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, James Gurney had an interesting piece on his blog a few days ago about how he welcomed in a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses to sit for him while he sketched one of them. That was followed up by a brief interview with James over on Simon Owens's Bloggasm. Check it out. I think that this is really one of the nicest ideas I've heard of in a long time.