A few weeks ago, I went with a friend to watch an oil painting demonstration by Steven Walker. He did an entire, beautiful painting in an hour and a half. I was so inspired that I thought I'd give that a try.
This is what I had after an hour and a half. I put a bit more time into it today (about 45 minutes) and have the top picture for my contribution to Illustration Friday this week. Looks like a pretty peaceful place to be.