Painting Get-togethers are one of the best ways to practice new approaches. You are surrounded by fellow artists, you get plenty of help and suggestions. It's a great way to soak up some encouragement if you are at a low point with your art and best of all when ever artist friends get together.... you eat well!
It is a funny thing, after many years of just wanting to get to the painting, I am only now just learning the value of the sketch..... I know,I know... I'm a slow learner.
I thought it would be fun to paint the exact same thing in oils. and see how the results differ. So I traced my sketch and transferred it to a canvas board.
oil on board
I had just as much trouble with the pinks in oils. So it isn't the medium, ...it's the artist!