While in the studio due to rain today, I was forced to put my watercolor sketches on hold and take a new step in the project which consisted of planning the subjects of my larger oil paintings. During my visit to Sparrow Farm I was struck by the character of their incubation shed. The structure has a new metal roof and concrete heated base. These new elements piece-made with much older rustic materials create a unique character that a new structure could not be able to hold. To determine composition, and color, I made a quick oil study of the shed on a piece of tile that I found in the left over materials in my studio. This study will be the prelude to a 5’Hx6’W oil painting on canvas.