Last year my lovely boyfriend gave me a set of oil paints for my birthday — a very generous gift considering their price. Since then I have been trying out the technique of painting with oils and so far I love it! I love that it forces me to take breaks- overworking areas become muddy if they aren’t allowed the proper time to dry in between coats. In the past I have been so eager to keep going that I quite often ruin the work in the process, not giving it the proper thinking time along the way. So anyway, to practise my technique I have set myself mini projects and this is one of them. Meet Sheriff Wally Russ, he is now the protector and companion for a tiny new human called Everett- lets hope he keeps baby Everett in line!