I teach a class in Oil Painting at a local recreation center. As part of my 6-week teaching session, I do a painting right along with my students, as a demonstration. We each work from the same reference photo, and that makes for rather good teaching of specific elements of the technique. Each student is able to compare his or her own work to that of others, to the reference photo, and to my painting.
The nice part of this teaching method is that when it is completed, I have created another painting.
This is the result of one of those "Paint Along With Bill" sessions. I'm calling it, "Irish Spring".
It is a 16" x 20" oil on canvas.