Well here it is the first week of a new year and to kicking it off with an oil painting. My working title is Babirusa"s Birthday; that my change. If you don't already know of the Babirusa is a wild Indonesian pig, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sulawesi_babirusa with wonderful strange tusks. I'm enjoying turning these tusks into a small forest, that something will inhabit, I just don't know what yet. This painting will be done in oil, the first I've done in a long time. I'm enjoying the change, the slick creaminess of the paint. But I must admit the slower drying time of oil is a bit frustrating.