Today I participated in a challenge on the Daily Paintworks site. The challenge was to pick a simple item and paint it 8 times (I only had time for 6!), with a 10 minute time limit for each one. When the timer went off, you had to stop and move on to the next one. I did this same exercise in Carol Marine's workshop back in December and it was still fun and a great learning tool. You have to paint fast and can't worry over small details. As you can see, my pears vary greatly, but I do feel it was a great thing to do to warm up for a larger painting or just to do for practice. See the Daily Paintworks Challenge Site for this and other challenges. This is only the second one, so pick one and join in!