Lately, I am enjoying the "take a line for a walk" technique I wrote about earlier. I keep coming back to this easy abstract approach whenever I am stuck for an idea.
To keep me moving forward, I set limits and rules on each piece - in this case (and usually) I limit my palette. I also used warms going one way and cools the other. This allowed me to play with blending in different ways. Then, when I feel done with the color layer, I add line and pattern.
I really like these results. It is fun to do, adds the element of surprise at what appears, and offers a great lesson in color and blending when I share it with students. This approach is also starting to show up in my paintings.
Keep Moving is 9x12 on board with paint, oil pastel and caran 'dache