I have been painting for many years. I have never been able to accomplish what I wanted in a oil painting. With Mark's method I have finally completed paintings that I am satisfied with. They are never exactly what I would like them to be, but I think that is what propels an artist to push forward to improve their skills. Continual practice is one of the main components of success with technical and aesthetic skill and I have tried to do this recently. I have got to learn how to post paintings, and hope to have some posted in the near future.