Some mornings I come into the studio without a single idea about what I will do next. Today was like that. I was determined to paint something; I just didn't know what that something would be, so rather than start with a fresh scary white canvas I pulled out three 8 x 10 canvases that I started working on last summer. The colors were okay but did little to jog my creativity so I mixed a dab of chromium oxide green acrylic into a dollop of titanium white and brushed that lightly onto each canvas, barely covering the color beneath.
Before the paint had a chance to dry I dragged a palette knife through the paint to draw lines in the wet paint, revealing a bit of what's underneath. The lines in each piece are different, some just straight lines, some grids. I chose to continue on just one today... adding a block of letters front and center and then some bits torn from rice paper which are decidedly Asian but I don't know what country. Then I added a border of blue and some soft highlights around the edges and called it good.
I'll get to the other canvases another day.