First I covered the entire canvas with warm colours, making such no white was showing.
Next, I mixed up some paint for my sky, and worked on the negative shapes of the background, which in turn defines your positive leaf shapes. This was a bit of a mind game. It was also rather exhausting and took a long time. Slowly the painting started to come to life.
At some point I decided that I wanted to add a bird into the painting, so I made a nice space for him to perch on a stem.
Adding the blue bird gave the painting more character.
Then many many more dabs and brush marks and dah, dah....
"Fall Palette", 20 x 16", acrylic on canvas
Till Next Time ...
From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...Susan