I set myself a conscious challenge with my final piece, starting with color areas as follows, color areas that had half the painting undifferentiated colorwise—
Here's what the piece became—
Here's what I wrote when I submitted it—
Visual Content: What stands out to me in this piece, especially relative to my other pieces, is its ability to contain a high degree of variety while staying peaceful—there is ample quiet space surrounding the prominent shapes, and even within a couple of the shapes. The prevalent use of simple familiar shapes on a fairly neutral background creates a graphic impression. Because of the way I did my underpainting, the lower half had all green elements. I enjoyed having the quadrant test in mind when I started doing finishing touches—that guiding principle led me to find ways to differentiate the green spaces enough to have those two quadrants become distinct, thereby increasing the overall captivation factor for this piece.