I have been taking a class on oil painting this fall, through USCAD at the University. The instructor has been Iris Hauser, who has been a very good instructor for a beginner like me. We have covered the basics, so now I have an idea of some of the things that can be done with oils. They are very different from watercolour or egg tempera, the two other media that I have worked with so far. It has been fun to try something new and I think it will be very interesting to have this new medium to explore. I have attached my first completed oil painting and am quite pleased with it. I have to think of a name before Tuesday next, which is our last class. We will have a critique of what we have done and I wanted to have one completed piece for it. The others will be 'works in progress'.