As the year comes to an end, I’m broadening my skill set. I found a good deal on a graphics tablet and have begun dabbling in digital oil painting in hopes of offering my clients another visual medium. I bet there are plenty of brides who’d like a digital oil painting from their wedding turned into a canvas. Here’s my first attempt at an oil painting from a photograph. It’s a solid first try and took way too long. I’m sure to get better with practice and it’s fun to have another creative outlet. It’s done by hand in Corel Painter 11–and not by a Photoshop plug-in. Tomorrow: my favorite images of 2010.