I took a workshop the other day with Andre Lucero who lives in Goochland VA and is an wonderful landscape painter. He also does amazing portraits. I decided to try my hand at oils for the first time since college. They now make them water soluable so there is no smelly turpentine or linseed oil. Easy clean up too. We watched Andre demonstrate a plein air landscape then proceeded to do one ourselves. Here is my attempt:
It was really a lot of fun and I learned so much. I will probably do more oils but it takes some thought because it's totally backwards from the way I paint with watercolor.