I kept turning the painting around and just went with the flow. Well, two weeks later I no longer felt connected to my paintings. I'd lost momentum and I wasn't pleased with anything I was trying to do. Today, fortunately, was better. I continued with the elements I liked and focused on that in the painting.
Flora does a lot of birds and it wasn't my intention to do birds. One emerged and I just kept going. We have a bird feeder out our front window and I love watching the birds flying about. I find it soothing. My birds look different from Flora's so I'm going to go with it. This is definitely a different style of painting for me. The class wraps up officially this weekend. I'll write a post about it after it ends and I finish one painting. Then I can give my honest opinion on the course.