I came across DMP on youtube and am so glad I did. Oil painting is new to me and this site feels like the right fit. After years of on again, off again watercolour painting I am ready for a new challenge. I am mainly self-taught, so it will be a treat to be a student of such an accomplished artist. I'm looking forward to being included in a lively, helpful, well informed group such as yourselves. My paints and brushes should arrive by next week and then the fun begins.