I was quiet for so long ~ I'm sorry... After I decided to try hairy brush painting, I was frustrated with my first trial... I've started learning with Holbein Ink, to discover after two weeks,that's the INK (as the name says!) not the proper body acrylic paint. You know what? I had bin the whole painting - because I realised why my "acrylic paint" is so waterish... I've done research then - what the paint, what manufacturer etc., to end up with oils! Yeah, I'm about to share my first oil painting of my wife and nephew, who's turned 18th at the Christmas time. My wife had requested this portrait to make the very personal gift,even though I were insisting not to, bearing in mind the medium is totally new to me, so the whole painting aspect, brush strokes, brush types etc! She said - do your best I did, but I wish I could bin it too It's because I were learning on it from the start to the end, and I were correcting the failures on the go... Not to mention the hand painting the poem went terrible, as I'm not get used to, and have done it for first time too... Few days ago I've started new painting - the dog portrait. It's for my sister, and as usually I'm doing my best I will upload it's WIP below the nephew's portrait for you. Nevertheless dear friends So I were enough busy with the family aspects,frustration, painting the first portrait in oils, and therefore I didn't want to share anything sad and upsetting with you... The painting is finished now, I had a good time to think about it too... It's good to see some amazing new work around too ! I hope you were having great family time e as well so the New Year time All the best dear friends for 2019 !!!