There's the saying, "Reach for the stars and you may just reach the moon" - or something like that - the idea being that going way far out and reaching high at least gets you further than you'd be if you hadn't left your comfortable easy seat.
It's like that for me with Thomas. I am reaching for the stars. Ultimately I end up at the moon after a long while of integrating what he's taught.
Here are the images I've been working on this week. They're not nicely cropped because my canvas is too close to the wall to be able to get back far enough to take a good image, but it'll certainly give you an idea of what I'm working on. They're quite different than my usual work!
This is Thomas's first layer of a painting by Rembrandt to show me how to do the layers juicier and looser. I used that technique - believe it or not - in the second one before putting on all the crazy layers.