So I painted the large yellow/orange and green brush strokes, then the circles, then I filled in the rest. Finished it with the white lines, which were painted with string. The string renders them in a flowing way that I don’t think I could pull off if I tried to do it with a brush. Painted this over two days. Could have done it in one, an hour or two really, if I was in a hurry. But of course speed isn’t the point — this is fun! 🙂 I guess what I’m getting at is, painting this way there was no ‘boring part in the middle’!