I am finding that I love, LOVE oil painting more than I ever imagined. I'm also realizing that I love painting portraits, especially when I know they look like who they are supposed to, ya know? Last week our art instructor said we would be working on the figure or portraits so I rummaged around for two photos of the grandkids and got so excited with the subject matter that by the time I came into class I already started both. We don't learn HOW to paint in this class, it's more like a group of us painting together and getting the instructor's advise if needed. When I joined this group they had all been painting together and knew each other. I was the new kid and made the mistake of saying I had never painted in oils. Now they all flip out and tease me with things like, "Yeah sure, you've never painted a day in your life". I kept correcting them, but at this point, I just go with it and say I'm a fast learner. The fact is, I am as amazed as they are. It's killing me to see these sweet faces sitting at my house and no time to work on them since last Thursday. It's okay though, because it gives me time to see what I need to do, like Wyatt's ears are two different sizes and pondering what Amelia will wear. Hopefully I will remember to post these when complete, but just wanted to share the works in progress.