I haven't done an oil painting in nearly 2 years. Most of the work I have been doing has been pencil renderings or other black and white stuff. At first the painting was a real struggle, it took a few days until I got the hang of it again. I am real happy with the way it turned out. One reason why it is successful for not painting in nearly 2 years is from all the learning I still have done in graphite. The same principles apply still, its just trying to figure out how it works in paint. While I am happy with the painting, the frustrating part is know how much better it would have been if I didn't stop painting for 2 years.