This is my 32nd painting and a special one, as this weekend is my 1 year painting anniversary. I decided to re-paint my very first painting that I ever tried, 1 year ago - Mountain Summit. The episode was included on DVD in the Ross master kit I had purchased last year. I thought this would be a good idea so I can get a comparison of the progress achieved over the past year. I can definitely see the progress and the areas that need continued improvement. This time, I tried spreading my titanium white on a piece of cardboard in order for the oil to soak up a bit. I also tried a slightly different method of getting the paint to break on the mountain and it worked a bit better. I'll continue working on that. Overall, I tried to achieve more 'natural' colors than what was shown in this episode of The Joy of Painting. Eventually, I decided to shut off the episode and just finish it without guidance. I recently purchased 2 new liner brushes and was excited to use the liquid black to make lots of small, delicate limbs. I am looking forward to another year of painting!