I am really excited about this. Because watercolours freeze outside in the winter I decided to take a beginner oil painting course. I did an oil painting when I was about 14 and a colour chart about a week ago. That is the total of my oil painting experience. Until today.
Last week was taken up with discussions of materials and safety. No painting. This week Guennadi did a demo of this painting to quickly show us how it is done and then he set us loose to try it ourselves. He then walked around helping us out. I have not been this excited in a long while. It was as much fun as playing in the mud. I have a lot of learning to go but I am really stoked about where this is going to take me. I am very proud of this considering it is really my first ever oil painting and I have never liked doing a "still life" before.
Therein lies my conundrum. I am a watercolourist. My site says that, my cards say that and everyone knows that is what I do. I may have to completely redesign my website after this.
It might be worth it though. Anyone have any thoughts?