I finally have the painting to my liking, although the table top is more yellow than it shows in my photo. I enjoy painting with oils so that I can get out a big brush and "smoosh" (technical art speak) the paint around.
It seems that these M. Graham oils (http://mgraham.com/products/oil/) made with walnut oil are some oils that I can use without headaches. They are solvent free. I bought a starter set of 5 colors: azo yellow, phtalocyanine green, ultramarine blue, naphthol red and titanium white. I usually paint with a limited palette anyway, so I am not too limited with these paints. Now that I find they are OK for me to use, I may purchase Graham equivalent of alizaron crimson or permanent rose and a purple. I also like a very light green for light in the sun. I don't care to wait for oil paints to dry but these did come with a walnut alkyd medium to make them dry faster. This isn't varnished yet, do you think I should varnish it with flat or shiny varnish? I usually go for flat so there is no glare from across the room. Some people don't think it looks like oil unless it is shiny like the old paintings. Hmmmm.