I have been taking oil painting classes for a while now. My motivation to learn to use oil paint came about when I learned about water mixable oil paint. When you use water mixable oil paint you don’t need to use turpentine oil linseed oil and can clean your brushes with soap and water. Also, there’s no toxic fumes wafting around.
It took a while to find teachers that helped me “get” the ins and outs of oil painting. Trying out teachers helped me be more understanding of my students too and I found I liked the teachers best who didn't paint all over my picture to show me a concept but instead they explained what I needed to learn. Here are two paintings I finished recently.