Home from vacation and just needing to paint. I did work on some exercises from class which I will post at a later date. This morning I wanted to paint, not fuss with anything else. The resulting piece has too much medium which, I think, is why it looks so shiny. I will leave it at what a great feeling to just paint, look at values, play with colors. It looks like a rainy weekend so perhaps I will can revisit this particular set-up again. For now, mission accomplished!