First off, thanks to Michelle Burnett, a fine artist who helped me sort out the naming dilemma on the Avo/Tom painting, now to be known as 'Tango'. It will also no doubt lead me to the next series... Salsa, Mambo, Rhumba... Thanks Michelle!!!
Another plug for Michelle... check out her monthly painting challenge, 'Following the Masters'. Each month artists are challenge to reproduce a painting from a chosen work of an old master.
I recently bought this great set of transparent colors in small tubes. This is a great starter set if you're new to glazing.
Schmincke Mussini Oil Colors offers a "Test the Best" Set
— A set of 3 colors in 20 ml (.68 oz) trial-size tubes: Translucent Yellow, Madder Lake Brilliant, Translucent Cyan.
(Available online at Dick Blick art supplies )
I was amazed at how well these three primaries mixed into secondaries... even the violet was not bad, if a little earthy (see the color wheel I whipped up this morning).
For a glazing medium try Winsor Newton's Alkyd, Gamblin's Galkyd, or Daniel Smiths Painting Medium for Oils and Alkyds. All will dry overnight (at least in a drier climate) and allow you to apply successive glazes each day.