Els is a friend from the Netherlands. In one of our recent visits, she mentioned that she had some art supplies that she didn't know how to use. In the last few years as an artist, I've learned enough about oil painting to feel confident sharing that knowledge with others. So yesterday, I went to Els' house, and we had a little art lesson.
Els grabbed some fruit out of the fridge for me to arrange a still life.
An inside out cereal box was used to protect the table under the palette.
Plastic knives were used to mix the paint.
And with just a little instruction in the right direction, Els was on her way to painting her first work in oils. Go Els!