Here's a my first attempt at using a method which the venerable artist John Pinkerton (of Somerville, Texas) taught me.
Here's my self portrait from my oil painting class (week 2 and week 3) with Dmitri Koustov. Dmitri did a large portion of the work on these!
Here's a painting (below) that my wife J.G. just completed using the method which John Pinkerton taught me today (I think it's really fantastic!):