2008 – First oil painting
Been busy for a bit so have not posted for a month. New paintings are on the horizon though! But for fun, thought today I would post the very first oil painting I ever painted.
This was long before I studied oils seriously. At the time I was deep into pastels and taking workshops. When I did this painting, had no training yet in oils. I just grabbed about 10 oil colors, no idea what to choose, squirted them out on a paper palette, and went at it. But was about four more years until decided to ditch pastels for oils. Best decision! I do not ever miss pastels, but they were good for learning. And I was so lucky to live near an active pastel workshop! Studied under a number of pastel artists. My art school. Not sure would have learned as fast without it!