This is my first oil painting. I'm not sure that I am ever going to manage to capture a "loose" painting in oils. I still have a few things that I am not happy with and am already thinking of making some changes to it (like the color of the shirt). But, for better or worse, here it is. My apologies to everyone for the quality of the picture, but my husband and brother changed the setting on my scanner and I am at a loss as to how to change it back from tiff to jpeg. Perhaps I can replace this photo when I get the knack of changing the scanner back to jpeg.
I never seem to be able to quit trying to fix things. I went back and scanned this. I think this copy came out a little better, but the mapping marks that I made show up in this. One thing I learned on this one was not to use dark sketch lines on a portrait.