I find working in oil very different from painting in watercolor, but also just as rewarding.  One advantage to oil is that I do not have to have the entire plan set beforehand or to work as quickly at laying paint down as in watercolor, but oil does take longer to dry and the design plan should still be developed for a strong painting.  I work in oil by blocking in large shapes and dark values first, and then add details and light as the painting becomes drier and more complete.  Light, color and shape relationships are considered all the time as I work, and while I love adding deep shadows to my watercolors to focus on the subject, in oil it is equally exciting to "switch on the light" through color and value, pushing those deep shadows back. 

The "360 Series" covers views of the garden at my childhood home in Great Neck, Long Island.