Hi Brush2Strokes! It looks like you're using Oils, hence starting two paintings together; do you prefer to do this, or have you tried the fast Drying Alkyd Oil paints?
Whenever I demonstrate oils, I invariably use Water Thinnable Oils (which also dry faster than conventional oils) as I find that most art groups these days don't like using oils because of the odour - even if the likes of Sanodor is used.
I've never tried them, but I hear good reports about the Interactive Acrylics, as they behave a little like oils.
having said all of the above, I love my Galeria Acrylics!
Good luck and very best wishes,
PA & RSC Wigan area