I was recently granted membership to Oil Painters of America (OPA) association and I am hoping to work on a much larger painting with oil in the next few months for submission. I thought I would do a few smaller studies that will be incorporated into a larger painting. For this painting, I toned the panel with a mixture of burnt sienna and white. I decided to let some of that toned canvas come through in certain parts of the painting to give it a warming effect, a tip I received from an experienced plein air painter. My go to brushes have become a size 8 and size 10 bright brush, the Blicks Studio brand. I think I will be purchasing some Grumbacher Brislette brushes next. I do most of my work with these brushes, then I add details with a variety of other brushes.