Two weeks ago, I joined with other members of our painting club to try oil paints for the first time. With my goal of just knowing how oil paints work, I chose a simple image to paint. So, the above painting is my very first oil painting. In the original, the small trees are much darker, which is supposed to be so as in the reference image I used. I don't know why they are much lighter in this photograph. Right now I am busy with my second oil painting study - just to be more familiar with using the paints.