We painted her infamous rooster in her impressionist style. It wasn't so much to learn how to paint a proper chicken but how to paint with oils, how they work, and most of all, learning how to loosen up. We used a very limited palette of Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, and Cadmium Yellow Light.
We all followed her step-by-step instructions, painting along with her and came away with these plucky, colorful chickens, each with their own personality. Here is mine - it is 9 x 12:
And here is Virginia's. I think it was 8 x10:
I have to admit it was a fun way to learn about painting with oils. We also got to work from one of our own photographs. Here is my landscape I did. It is 12 x 9.
In the days to come, I'm hoping to apply what I have learned so that I can paint and develop my own particular style with oils.
Thanks Virginia for my introduction to painting with oils!