One of my many hobbies is painting, although I don't do it as often as I would like to. My favourite medium is oils, I find they are more forgiving and less frustrating. I do have to be careful though as I have a very severe contact allergy to turpentine. I do also paint in acrylics and watercolours, but I find them more stressful. I belong to three local art groups and often enter paintings in their exhibitions. Many of the paintings here have been sold, some I can't bare to part with. I'm not a very "commercial" artist, I paint for fun.