In an effort to try and understand color, simplification (while keeping things interesting), and composition, I decided to work small for a day. I started off by taking a large painting on paper that was not working, and cut it up into small squares (5"x5" and 8"x8"). Using the old painting as an underpainting, I chose my palette, and got to work. Sometimes I enjoy having multiple paintings going on at once to keep me moving fast and to keep from thinking too analytically, but this time, I wanted to be thoughtful with what was already going on underneath and think about how I would relate it to the new painting on top. I also looked at Leah Thiessen, Jenny Nelson and of course, my true idol, Richard Diebenkorn, for inspiration. They are my go to at the moment.