So my first thought was to paint blackness, leaving some irregular unpainted space where some other image/s might go.
I then added an ethereal electric light value turquoise.. a favorite color of mine.... so what better challenge to myself but to use a color I love to create something I don't! At first blush... there seemed too much broad areas of light.
So I (black) painted over everything but the very outer edges of this 28 x 38 canvas... Once dried..
I gave myself less than 5 minutes with a 'dry brush' fan brush of light turquoise to create my own feeling of turmoil. I feel I previously spent too much time trying to create the 'perfect turmoil.' Silly me! It didn't convey the kind of indecisive feeling I wanted.
I am painting this with the thought of how I might use thread to enhance this piece. Thread will be highly important. I have a plan... it's loosely hidden in my head...
The image I think I will use reads a bit dark below. I quickly learned it is hard to photograph a mostly black image and get it to stay black and still keep the foreground color visible. It will be a couple months before I get this onto fabric and on the machine. Stay tuned! ;-D patt