When I failed the first attempt on "Iris abstraction 18"I was very frustrated and felt that it was a wasted day. I took a fresh panel and did only one of the flowers. I liked the composition and the form of the flowers on the failed painting, but was tired of it, due all the attempts to get it right. I failed partly because I used an old panel with a few layers of paint on it. This painting gave me back some energy to do another try on the original composition.