Reading this thread and others on this board can be energizing and depressing in equal measure. I started my first painting (DMP), and had what I felt were two decent sessions. Completed one object and moved on to the second. Here I inexplicably abandoned the method completely for a couple of hours. I painted light areas right along with dark and got values utterly wrong. I stepped away in time, realizing that my color groups were utterly wrong. Now I need to regroup, breathe, and go back to the start on the second object. This is harder than I expected!