1 - Contour drawing from life, and designing the painting as you go, and then adding a frame within a frame, where the petals and leaves spill out over the frame. Then, adding a wet-in-wet mingling of different yellows within those shapes . . .
2 - Using salt for texture, in the center of the sunflowers, and painting the stems and leaves with cool and warm greens. . .
What a fun day -- with 14 beautiful paintings to show for it!