10 x 8 Oil on Panel
I think I am done with this painting, which I am calling "The Barletts." It is the first painting I have ever done where I used charcoal to draw a sketch first. (I usually draw with paint.) Well, I learned the hard way that you must fix the charcoal and let it dry completely before painting. I didn't and the charcoal mixed in with my paint and the charcoal drawing still shows through in places, if you look closely. Nonetheless, I found it more relaxing and fun to paint this way because I had already done the drawing underneath.
Lesson learned: fix your charcoal drawing and let it dry completely.