My first oil painting at age 50

I've drawn ever since I was a kid, but for some reason I didn't pick up a brush to try my hand at painting until my fiftieth birthday. To the left is my first oil painting; a portrait of my son, Cooper. My next efforts are going to be a series of paintings based on my adopted hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The historic nature of the local architecture suits me. There are a ton of great scenes to paint.