Maybe once I get more accustomed to painting this way, I'll see this part of the process as the point at which I bring together a robust advisory board to nurture and guide me.
I start with this piece.
First I play with the circles, after which I warm up the immediate surrounding space with quinacridone gold. Then I veil much of the painting to make it background.
Next I add bold and linear, and I amp up the focal space with more 'reddish' and 'yellowish.'
After that, I scribe some skinny black lines—some of which are 'straightish,' others 'roundish.'
Can't tell you the why of any of it, can't say where it's going, can't say if I like it at all.
Ever curious …