After yesterday's four hour debacle, I decided to try something new today. I set the timer for 1/2 hour and told myself I would stop when it went off. This is to prevent me from overworking the piece. I actually painted one, hated it and wiped it off the canvas, then started this one, knowing I only had 20 minutes left. I tried not to rush, didn't think about color, just technique. While this isn't great, its better than my previous run. From now on I'm giving myself a time limit on all my practice sessions.
Later in the day I timed myself again and painted in another flower: