Let the Creating Begin!

I'm learning to paint! Below is the first painting I've done since college (so, probably around 12 or so years ago, and I only did a couple while I was there). I didn't get very far and it's not very good but I'm very excited to be learning.

The drawing below was from my first class back at Lill Street. Our model didn't show, so we drew Bob, our teacher. It was fun, and actually turned out to be a fairly good likeness. Although I feel really rusty, and my drawing fundamentals really need a lot more attention, I feel like I'm getting a good start on my goal for the year!