Oil painting. It's a messy old business but so satisfying and immediate. Every now and again when I need a break from creating art on a computer, I get my paints out and I try to capture something. I only recently began using oils after attending Portraiture in Oils lessons with Oliver Winconeck. Oliver is a great teacher and I have really enjoyed putting my new skills into practice. Here are some examples of portraits and landscapes that I have created recently.