I'm excited, but this many be boring to so many, so skip on if you are already talented. It took me 3-4 days to mix my colors and I found it challenging, maybe 25 total. Too pink, too blue, too brown, too dark, still too dark, still too dark. I was proud that I think I did value and colors pretty well. I skipped steps of colors but didn't quite realize it until today. After I got started I realized I never mixed any of the colors for one section! Oh well, nothin's stopping me today from picking up a brush. Mark's words stayed with my as I worked. Start with the dark colors. Looked bad when it was done, and I'd already made mistakes. My biggest problem (as I expected) was to stop working in details. So I'd argue in my head, but this tiny black area is detailed! Should I paint it or skip it and come back or try to paint background around a thin black line? I don't know the answer. I turned my palette into a mess, trying to mix steps I'd not done before. And I couldn't get myself to stop trying to paint details! I'd get up and walk 11 feet away, didn't look so bad after all, maybe? I smudged dark paint into light multiple times. Mark's reassuring words really did help, so many times I thought about what he advised and I'd stop myself from doing it. It was a good day.