My first attempt at oils. I was trying with discount paints and brushes. Getting the hang of some techniques was made harder by not knowing if the brush, paint or painter was the problem, and that was frustrating. the foreground was my biggest worry, but also where I felt I was able to begin to grasp some of Bob's techniques quicker. Just by looking at the gold and red shrubs on the right (painted first) versus the ones on the left, and I was starting to show improvement. I've invested in some better supplies and look forward to my second attempt.