I haven't painted in oils for a long time--over a year?? maybe longer, but Sunday just called my name for an "oilpaint" day, so I got out the brushes, paint, thinner, etc. etc. and started on a flower that I had picked earlier that morning on my run. I had forgotten how it was to work with oils, very different than the watercolors, acrylic that I have been working with--I still need to finish the piece, but it has to dry a bit--love the flowers---picked several to enjoy! in my perfect vase hand carried from Germany--thanks to my lovely Aunt Betty.