I have been experimenting with patterning, values, and brushstrokes. In doing so, I used an old sketch from my sketchbook to experiment using oils. Right now, the hardest challenge I have been facing is when using different mediums, they either leave too shiny of a finish or dry too quickly. This is the first attempt using a suggestion from a friend. It is a medium called liquin and so far I like it. It thins the oils, but it also dries in a great amount of time. It also allows for a smoother blend between colors. So far so good, not sure I am liking the shininess that it appears to have though.