Last summer I began painting with oils...a new venture for me and I loved it. I'm fortunate to paint regularly with a very neat group of painters who are so talented, and they inspire me to try to reach beyond myself. Always supportive and encouraging (and willing to provide honest feedback) they have been instrumental in my growth as an artist. Everyone should be so lucky! Thanks gang! I've posted one of my early oil paintings above that was done one evening at a local park while fighting off mosquitos and onlookers.