I have fallen back into one of my earlier ways of painting: I make a mark or a stroke with my brush and then decide what to do next. Each mark I make inspires the next. My idea of the finish painting shifts as the marks and strokes progress. Sometimes I make a leap, that is, a guess about the next brush stroke, without prior inspiration. This works on occasion, and inspires a new direction for the piece but often I learn that I should have stopped painting before that last mark.