A few years ago I wanted to take a break from oil painting for awhile so I decided to explore watercolors. It is a very challenging medium and my approach is somewhat unorthodox as I will get rather opaque with the pigment. It is a lot faster and I found that it was very nice for on-location work since it dries immediately. Also the materials used were a lot more compact and therefore more convenient. I have gone back to painting in oils again for studio and location work however, it is a nice break occasionally to work on location with watercolor or in black and white using pencils. I find that I can explore a subject in different ways when I use different mediums.