An apple a day keeps the doc away, or so they say!
In between painting murals on walls, I teach watercolor and acrylic classes and paint in several mediums. Here is an oil painting of an apple on an 8" x 10" canvas I painted recently. I have taken two oil painting workshops with oil painter, Jean Chambers http://www.jeanchambers.com/, at the Fredericksburg School of Art http://www.fbgartschool.com/ in Fredericksburg, Texas. I paint primarily in watercolors and acrylics but I do enjoy painting with oils on occasion. Watercolors are light and transparent, a whole different feel than oil painting. Oils are rich in color and the application is so different from watercolor. I like the thick paint and sometimes use a palette knife instead of a brush. Teaching adult watercolor classes at The Upstairs Gallery http://www.upstairsartgallery.com/ in Arlington, Texas and also at the Fort Worth Woman's Club has helped me in my own painting. Many of the basics I teach, are important in all medias such as design, values and color. One of the reasons I enjoy taking workshops is so I can become the student again rather than the teacher. Painting with fellow Canvas by Canvas http://www.canvasbycanvas.com/ artists in acrylics is a fun and challenging outlet, too. In the end, what it takes to do art is practice, practice, practice, whether it is watercolor, drawing, acrylics or oil.
Maybe a painting a day, keeps the doc away, or that's what I'm gonna say!
Come back soon, to see Alyssa's room!