Plum (12x12)

Plum (12x12).  I was surprised at how much I liked painting oils at last weekends workshop. But, it was one thing to try them at a workshop, when I was painting something completely different, like a piece of fruit, and there was a teacher to help when needed it.  I  really wanted to try them with something that was more every day to me.  So - here's my very first bear painted in oils. It's been a learning curve painting "wet on wet" in oils and not letting things dry between layers. I love how it forces me to keep painting through the scary bits and actually finish a painting in a reasonable amount of time.