I painted away from home today and didn't manage to import my reference photo properly into my iPad, so I had to paint something that evolved from nothing. A friend gave me a RayMar panel so I toned it in umber, then drew a few lines and squeezed out two blues, two yellows and two reds. I softened the edges with my mop brush and this is what came of the donated canvas panel after 90 minutes.
|"Stairways to the Moon"|
16" x 12"
Oil on hardboard
During the critique, someone mentioned that it looked like stairways to heaven … from any direction. I thought heaven was a stretch, but the moon was a possibility.