I think I'm back to ugly paintings. Louise's last (wk3) demo made me realize I need to stay more present and let each stroke respond to the last one. She said something about just responding to one little area at a time and not worry about composition for now.  But at some point in each painting, I invariably begin focusing on composition and what it needs in order to "be finished". Not consciously, but by habit.

So I began this with the intention of just enjoying applying paint altho in the back of my mind - was hope it might turn out "good". In the end what I did accomplish was to create a huge fun mess by letting myself experiment with different tools, limit the palette drastically and NOT think about the outcome and it felt really good. And it's pretty ugly and that's why I'm posting it regardless.  (27x32")