These were part of the One Every Other Day Challenge:
Chinese ceramic and silver filagree box
So, I clearly learned a lot by taking part in the daily (or almost daily) challenges. But I not only learned about oil painting, but also about how important it is for artistic growth to paint as frequently as possible. I've heard it said that an aspiring painter needs to do 500 paintings in order to call herself a painter. I haven't kept a careful count, but I think I must have at least 400 to go. It's going to take a while...