I finished my first oil painting in class today. I put in a neutral upper background and darkened the darks and lightened the highlights and added some texture to the basket. I'm liking painting in oil, but it is messy for me and I still feel clumsy with the bristle brushes.
When I retired as a college mathematics instructor, I couldn't wait to further explore the possibilities of being a full time artist. I started painting in watercolors in 2002 and I fell madly in love with it. Sometimes, I even paint in my sleep! I hope you enjoy looking at my art.