Yesterday I painted mottled grounds on two prepared cradled boards. I chose a palette inspired by this older work I liked, so I started with pinkish lavender, creamy ivory-yellow and soft greys, then added some wispy lines and a few shapes in a transparent burnt orange. I'm considering working some metallic leaf onto the pieces and glazing over them.
Today I started to create more defined shapes and values, still with a playful, exploring mindset. I don't know where the work is going and I am open to anything. At this stage, I'm just enjoying the creative energy and expressing it in contrasting shapes, lines, and values, without much thinking or analyzing. That will come soon enough.