Thanks for the comments.
My main focus with oil painting has been so far:
1. to learn how to mix and apply paint in one sitting.
2. to limit my painting to 3 values (how light or dark a color is). So a light, a medium and a dark value.
For now, I'm not too concerned about drawing, color choice, brushwork, composition, etc... that will come later.
Here's my painting for today (6 x 6"): a warm and cool color (burnt sienna deep and ultramarine blue). It is a mix of the previous two studies I did.
I tried a new medium "Galkyd Lite" to mix with oil paint: it makes it more fluid and for some reason I thought it would slow down the drying time, but found out that it was just the opposite...
Here are the previous two paintings.
Here's the 2 x 2" pencil sketch.
Stay tuned. It should only get better, right?