Quickies and mini's! Quickies are paintings done "en plein air" (outside), or done in one sitting, usually with a short time limit. These types of paintings are great exercises in spontaneity and quickness. I have never been very good at these, but the exercise is good for me! Also I have been trying to do some smaller paintings, which I call "mini's"; usually on a 4 x 6 piece of oil primed paper. These are to give people who want to own some of my art but think they can't afford it, a way to get a small, inexpensive piece of original artwork.