But I like how it turned out... here are the steps...
Once dry, I glazed another layer on to intensify colors.
Now the fun starts! Using negative painting, I paint the background-
this creates the shape of the sunflowers without actually painting a sunflower.
Letting each layer completely dry,
I keep on glazing negative shapes to make leaves with in the background.
Sunflowers II, 11" x 14", watercolor on 140# Arches paper
And the final painting...I enjoyed the process of flinging paint and negative painting. I also think the negative painting added a layer of depth that is greater than if I just painted the objects themselves.