This is a new version of my sunflower image. This time it was completely directed by my own colour scheme. I broke the painting process into 4 separate stages. Between each of these stages I completely dried the painting. Even though I took the time to dry each of these stages I worked very quickly, moving from stage to stage. For me at least I find that working quickly is a definite advantage because it forces me to make decisions and act on them immediately. If left to my own devices I have a tendency to want to wait a long time before applying the next wash of colour. The more I can get away from my ‘thinking about the painting’ and the more I can just apply paint the more I can just express myself, be in the moment and all that stuff.