Autumn Serene, Oil on Canvas board, 12" x 16", from my own photos, for sale on my painting blog, Nel's Everyday Painting (see side bar.)
A new painting book is a wonderful treat, and I got one by a painter I greatly admire. It's called Oil Painter's Solution Book: Landscapes, by Elizabeth Tolley, whose work is just beautiful. This is a terrific book, and I think I'll be working from it for awhile, I like her colors and techniques so much. I did two exercises that turned out well enough to give as gifts, above. Then I tried one from my own photos from this past week, to see if I could use some of the color mixes and techniques, and that too, turned out remarkably well. It's a jump for me into wonderful new territory, so I wanted to recommend the book to anyone looking to improve their oil techniques.