I was introduced to oil paints in the third year of high school. Since then I haven't stopped using oils and to tell the truth I don't think I ever will. I fell in love with the buttery feel and smell of oils and did not encounter any issues in my first paintings. It was a natural match I guess. Like most artists my first paintings were still lives, a genre most leave behind for bigger and more complicated styles. I on the other hand decided to stick to still life, especially after seeing Chardin's work. From that point on I realized that great painting could be accomplished with in this genre. Here is a small sample of my humble beginnings.
Two Eggs and Potato, 2004, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches