Not new to painting, but reacquainting myself with oils. Last time I regularly painted in oils was junior high age (13 or so) but mainly due to concerns about huffing in too much turp and the like I was persuaded to change mediums. THAT was back in the 60s, so...moved into acrylics as well as other art mediums and disciplines, print making (serograph & etching), enamel, and ceramics, stoneware, etc. Went to college to learn commercial art...more than 75% of which I now mourn as "useless" knowledge today. But hey...I can tell you how much work that one click of a computer mouse saved you! I was dragged kicking and screaming into computer graphics back in the early 80s by my computer savvy brothers and was converted into a "pixel pusher". I still do commercial art (layout, corporate identity stuff, etc) and photo editing, including computer graphic painting. But I always painted in traditional mediums and just in the last month or so decided I'd grab some oils and rekindle my friendship with them. AND I love it! Found Mark's work and here I am. I already have a studio set up, but am trying to make it as Draw Mix Paint style as I can. It is a bit of a challenge to retrain my technique, to relearn the use of oil vs. acrylic, but I now remember what a pleasure it was. BUT...I'm a detail person. Overly so in painting just about every time, always have been. It is my hope to learn from Mark's instruction and the people in this forum how to free up a bit, curing my OCD need to micromanage every little stroke of the brush!