I've decided to do give the 100 Variations a shot. I plan to not make myself nuts with this. If it takes a couple years, fine, as long as I'm learning. These are my first 2. For both of these, I chose my palette before I started to paint. I did grab a few extras out of the box, but I pretty much stuck to the pastels I had chosen. They are both 5x7 on Colourfix paper.