While I was painting this I could really tell that my colors were coming easier to me, there were some that I did that afterwards I realized I didn't even think about them. My hands just did the work. It was a really cool feeling.
When I was doing my apprenticeship with William Whitaker he used to talk about how you always have your palette set up the exact same way, and pretty soon your hands just go to colors without you having to think about it. How cool is that!?