I worked on these two paintings today with the first color layer. At this point the paint is being thinned with liquin and paint thinner and should be fairly dry tomorrow so that I can go back in with another layer of color. I am trying to keep my brush strokes loose and painterly which is quite a struggle for me as I really want to go in with details already (this is a throwback to when I painted still life realistically). I think if I keep it loose it will make for a more interesting painting. Here's hoping!