It was in 2001 that I painted my very first work in oil. It may be a little graphic for some so it is at the bottom of this post. You get a bit of warning before you scroll down.
I had started to spend much more time practicing my craft and things started to improve. At least I thought so. I was still working in pastels, soft and oil and now in oil paints. The subject matter was all over the place although I still preferred to use women as a main subject, I became fascinated with my pets and architecture.
The following works range from 2001 to 2003-ish. I have realized that I should date my works if I want to remember when they were made. My memory isn't so hot.
Us in Venice. pencil - unfinished
Venice. charcoal and blue chalk - unfinished
Notre Dame, Paris. charcoal - undecided
Precious and Ivy Dog in blue chalk
Precious in red. oil pastel
La Tour Eiffel la nuit. Chalk pastel
Colosseum, Rome. oil pastel
Notre Dame, Paris. oil pastel
My dog Blue. oil pastel
Cindy. soft pastel and graphite
Rhonda. oil pastel
This was my first painting in oil. It was my version of a painting that hangs in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.