Be gentle, as they say. This is my first oil painting ever.
I turned 50 a few months ago and decided to finally take a stab at my lifelong desire to oil paint.
Discovering Mark's videos made me finally take that plunge.
I'm aware this piece has lot's of issues -- The values are not quite what I was aiming for (my fault for getting a little lazy as things progressed) and the composition is wonky (especially the bird feeder). And I can't paint a straight line yet if my life depended on it.
But I would have never have thought I'd be capable of doing anything like this if not for the video course.
I'm going to keep on keeping on!!
"Blackbird. Drizzly Morning, Early March."