# 33 today, and really an exercise in speed painting. I aimed to keep it at under an hour and I did, although I spent an extra 10 minutes afterwards adding more detail on my birch trees. This was a really fun, relaxed painting. I find everything went rather smoothly. This is also the first time I experience success using the 1 inch brush to add highlights to trees (to the left and right of the painting). I'm always kind of stingy with the paint, so I often run into the issue of there not being enough paint on my brush. I used the titanium white quite liberally today and it was much easier. It takes a surprisingly large amount of paint to get highlights to stick properly. This was on a smaller canvas - 16x20. I used an old oval plate I got at a thrift shop to make the border, which I cut out of contact paper.