This is my first blog post! I'm very excited about a book I got when I started oil painting last week: Carol Marine's Daily Painting. She is an amazing painter with a fabulous blog, at http://carolmarine.blogspot.com. After just ten days of oil painting every day, I am feeling more comfortable with the paints and having a great time experimenting. Many of the paintings I've been doing have been attempts to copy works of other artists to figure out what they're doing, but I am posting original work that I've been doing from my own still life setups.