Lone Avocado 6"x8"
Oil on panel
Here is painting #1. It's not totally finished, but you get the idea of where it's going. I'd say it's about 95% done, just needs some darker darks, some highlights, and maybe a few "bling" strokes. All-in-all I'm happy with my first days output.
I'm used to painting in stages, block in, let it dry. Then the following layers with dry time in-between until it's done. So, this finishing a small painting in an afternoon is new territory. Actually it only took about 1.5 hours to get this far. It needs to dry before I can apply the finishing touches. I was happy that I stopped before I "noodled" it to death - which is what I tend to do, I know it's too wet to keep going but I don't want to stop. Today I put the brush down and stepped away from the easel. :o)
These quick studies are the daily practice for my larger work - like doing your scales when learning the piano. :o)