So this was me drawing vertical lines and starting to paint the resulting spaces. At this point I was reaching for more shades of blue, but realised that I also have a tendency to play safe and stay with the same colour, so I boldly plumped for the red and promised myself I would use a wide range of shades.
You can possibly see that I hadn't stuck the eye down at this point because I was still deciding whether or not it belonged there ... I do that often. It works to just try random pieces of collage in different positions.