Well, after checking out Gilead's babe a day and daily painting threads, I though starting my own would give me some motivation to do some of these exercises. I really have no clue what I am doing and with only one class under my belt that involved acrylics, whatever I learn is from you folks and experimenting. So, that being said, here are the first three exercises that I have done. Each took under an hour.
I decided after the first one to stay with black, white and grey and only 1 added color as I am more familiar with monochrome values. My intent is to continue to work with acrylic until I have a better handle. I don't expect to move to oils in the near future. Any crits are welcome.