I don't get to oil paint as much as I would like, so when I do I try compositions and designs that wouldn't normally make it past the editorial process. The heavy impasto is why I oil paint in the first place! This is actually what I would call an oil sketch, perhaps a study for a larger composition, and a companion image to my 2005 painting "Fire and Water".
"Bard of Laketown"
12"x24" oil on panel