This summer (mind you, this is Chile, this is the southern hemisphere, summer starts Dec 21 and ends Mar 21, winter holidays are in July) I have been attempting something I had never tried before: serious painting. I am currently doing my second oil.
It all started when my cousin said they wanted some abstract painting to decorate his home. I said "challenge accepted", knowing fully well I wasn't acquainted with abstract. I tried painting with acrylics. Somehow it didn't ring so well. And then something unexpected happened, we went to see a friend of my mom's. She's an old lady living all alone since the passing of her sister a few years ago. And it turned out that this deceased sister used to paint with oil, and that came up in the conversation. So my mom's friend offered me all of this lady's painting gear including a whole bunch of paint tubes, a whole set of brushes. After removing all the dust and debris, and taking a more detailed look at the things, I realized that only about half of the brushes were still usable, and I also had to discard a bunch of paint tubes as well, including several very important colours. I had to buy the rest of things. And here we are. I like oil, that much I can say.
Unfortunately, posting WIPs is going to become harder... Good luck putting wet paint in the scanner, LOL Indeed I completed my first oil already (the abstract piece I mentioned) but it is not dry yet, and I am painting my second oil. You guys will get to see a lot of paintings this year. Colour pencils this year will come with solvents and brushes. All is good; just like 2012 was a year of pastel sticks, and 2013 was a year of colour pencils, 2014 will be a year of paintings