I usually despise negative painting since I get so lost with it and don't have the patience to continue adding layers and layers. I usually use a photo reference and try to follow the patterns exactly thinking it would be easier that way. Well, not, it's easier to just do the patterns from one's head as I did in this painting of "Fuchsias" (11x15 inches). As I kept adding more layers, new leaves revealed themselves to me. All I had to do was accentuate the edges with darker washes. I think I will use this approach from now on.