A great way I’ve found to keep up with daily painting practice is with these little 3”x4” cards. They don’t take much time to paint, and the size is a fun challenge.

A painting of a cup of coffee from directly above against a green roughly textured background

8x8 or 9x9 or so, I forget now. Painted as a gift for a friend.

A painting of the Marvel character Scarlet Witch, partially unfinished, in a sketchbook

Oil on primed paper, 8x10”

My faces are getting better, though this one turned out with a pouty mouth as well. Left partially unfinished because I got super tired of working on it. I guess the face is really the part I care about most right now.

A painting of Chris Evans in a sketchbook

Oil on primed paper, 8x10"

This ended up being easily the most successfully rendered portrait I've ever painted, and I learned a lot. There are things that need work as far as color and value, and if I had any interest in spending more time on this I would definitely go in with another layer or two and get everything just right. But this took nearly 3 hours (including the drawing) and I'd much rather move on to another piece than continue laboring over one page in my sketchbook.

Did a quick little painting in my sketchbook tonight, and looked back at what my paintings looked like a year ago, and a year before that. I don’t often think that I’ve gotten any better at making art, but looking at my older paintings, even I can see how much I’ve improved. Practice definitely makes progress.

I don't know anything about cars but this one was fun to paint.

It’s really quite expensive to be into three different paint mediums at the same time, but I’m sure the people at the art supply store love me.

A watercolor painting of a scene from Harry Potter where Hermione demonstrates how to use Wingardium Leviosa in front of a dismayed looking Ron

It's pretty rough, but it's also maybe the first time I've painted full faces that actually look like people? Not mad about it.