Working on Painting - Namib Desert

18x24 Oil painting

So I mentioned earlier this year that I was going to be painting this year. I've actually made a few that I kind of like now, including the one above. (ignore the shadow at the middle top of the painting - it was being cast by the easel). 

So what do you think? Anybody else out there working in multiple mediums?  Do you think it helps or hurts to work in other mediums than photography?

Namibia book now available for iPad

You can now purchase my book "Namibia" as an ebook for $8.99. This ebook is compatible with Apple iBooks and will work on iPads and iPhones. Go here to order:

Short Description of the book: 
Namibia is a place of stark beauty and contrast. Famous for its giant sand dunes, the Namib Desert is also home to many animals. These animals survive and even thrive in this seemingly harsh and unforgiving land. The violent waves of the Atlantic Ocean bring a revitalizing fog to the creatures of the desert. From the second largest canyon in the world to some of the tallest sand dunes in the world, Namibia is a breath-taking place.

I've wanted to photograph the Namib Desert for a while, and I got my chance in May of 2010. The photographs in this book are the result of that trip.