One of Diane's assignments was to create two small 5" x 5" paintings focusing on value.
The first painting began with a warm base color to which was added its complementary color:
|Blue-violet overlaying Yellow-orange|
After much layering of opaque and transparent colors, the finished painting:
The second painting began with a cool color which was overlaid by its complementary color:
|Vat orange overlaid with cobalt blue.|
I enjoy the spontaneity of this approach. I have to suspend judgment and to go along with what happens, respond to the previous mark or color, allow for accidents - very liberating :-)