Here it is ya’ll! My first oil painting. We are making history here! Haha. I loved my oil painting class. Loved it. Two hours of uninterrupted creative bliss. I think I’m hooked. I love how forgiving they are, and you can build and layer and change and it’s very fluid. You just don’t get that with watercolors or acrylics.

The instructor was great. He’s a very talented realist painter well versed in pretty much every medium I can name. Since it was the first class, he showed us the basics and suggested painting a very simple shape in black and white. I’m very excited to paint next week. I think my inspiration will come from this photo by Laura Evans.

I think the soft moodiness will lend itself well to the fluidity of oils. I’m so excited!

Have any of you ever painted with oils?