I almost wrote 'pastel' under this painitng. I guess old habits are hard to break. I was playing with my oil paints today and this is the first one. I haven't had them out since Corey took them to school last spring. Some feel that pastels are messy but oil paints have them beat in that department in my opinion. I think I will try to make it a goal to take them out at least once a month this year!