For me, putting the first brush stroke on a painting is like jumping off a cliff. There is a lot of hesitation and uncertainty. I've been trying to be more deliberate with my color choices, however it seems once the paint hits the paper I often have to readjust my plan. It wasn't until around 9:00 pm last night that I was able to begin to paint the hydrangeas.....largely in part to having to play referee all day to both my boys. I was able to continue this morning, as it was much quieter, building upon the base of my painting. So far I'm pleased with the direction it is taking.