My name is Neil Wiken, and I have recently taken up drawing again after a lengthy lull. My wife has been asking for a painting of mountain bluebirds for more than a decade, and it's time to get started. I have been so impressed with the amount of information on DrawMixPaint.com, and have begun to set things up and acquire supplies to try my hand at oils. In the distant past, I painted a few pieces in acrylics, but nothing worth speaking of. I am an avid photographer, and am interested in painting wildlife, military history, and landscapes using a realist approach. Here are a few samples of my recent works.