After working at straightening up my desk and studio area last week I had that idea for a painting, remember? The painting tools were available and so was I. A good block of time with nothing else to do was before me. At least I had planned from the day before with the sketch, the technique, and the tools. Somehow the synchronicity was there and I took advantage of it.
The instruction in watercolor I had was a disaster, but I've been playing with the medium for a while now and whatever I'm doing seems to please me. It may not be how it's supposed to be used, but hey, I'm allowed to change it up! The technique of just applying the paint to the paper without thinning sounded interesting enough to try. Oil painting is what I'm used to and this seemed close to how I worked in the past. I mixed color on the palette, but then I would mix again on the canvas. It worked for me.