|Popcorn, oil on linen 3" X 4 1/4", 2008|
The very qualities that make oils desirable also make them difficult to master. As a result many artists are reluctant to pursue them. What they don't realize is that hidden in the complexity of oils is an important advantage - they are forgiving. Easily the most forgiving of all the painting mediums I have tried. When wet mistakes or unwanted areas can simply be wiped away. When dry any mark can be scraped away or painted over. If you paint and haven't already done so try oils!