For some of my followers - My title here is a play on the joke where someone flexes their arm to point to the beach....I did feel this pair (get it?!) is communicating so I thought I would have this fellow show off a bit.
Lesson here (again from Carol Marine) was to mix a color and put it down with 1 or 2 strokes, then mix another fresh color and repeat. I cheated a bit, but not too much. I liked the fresh approach and results with this technique.
Uh, Carol if you are reading this, you may not recognize this painting as I stayed after class with a couple of art buddies and a bottle of wine. This painting was our evening entertainment. :-)