The following paintings were all created in my Introduction to Painting class this past semester. During this class, we worked strictly in oil paints - a medium I had never used. Several of the paintings are still lifes from the class. In addition to learning how to control and manipulate the medium, we focused on created strong compositions and working with color theory to strengthen our pieces. For one project, we even learned how to create a frame and stretch canvas to create specific, personalized canvases.
Below are some pictures that show the process from some of my paintings. Many started with a thin coating of a single color (a yellow of a burnt umber), after which I would wipe away the primary shapes to create an underpainting to follow later.