I seem to think a lot more now about what I am painting and how I am going to get there than ever before. It didn't just flow out of the brush and magically appear. I got to play a bit with laying in color and feeling and seeing what I thought. Shapes were difficult for me. Seems like the simplest concept, but nothing felt quite right. That was okay because I did not take for granted that nature was gonna give me a perfect composition without fudging things. Thought about the focal point and what makes one work. Darken up or sharpen up edges??? How do I get the eye to go to a point and stay for a bit before moving around the canvas? I enjoyed working with color and hoped not to over work it into a nice mud. I think I did fine. All and all it was a good paint session and I hope to paint with Kim again soon.