OK after going to the oil painting workshop this weekend I think I might be hooked! I have a lot to learn, as I said before, but I figure the best way to do that is to paint! So I've made a commitment to myself to paint 100 small paintings by the end of the year. That may sound like a lot but it should be doable. (is that a word?) Anyway I'm going to paint 100 small paintings by the end of 2008.
In reality this should probably be #4, but I'm calling it #3. I didn't like the way it looked the first time and wiped it off. That in itself is pretty cool to be able to do that instead of throwing out the graphite or pastel that didn't work out.
I used a photo as reference that I took of a stand of Aspens when I went horseback riding in Montana, West of Yellowstone recently. So this one is named Aspens. It is 6x8 on a plein air linen panel.
Let me know what you think - constructive critiques are welcomed.