My abstracts are also done on a variety of surfaces but I prefer streched canvas or cratled wood.   I love texture so I always start on a gessoed surface.  My first layer of paint is spontanious with no plan except for unifing the surface with warm and or cool colors.  Once dry, I continue to explore with the elements of design.  Most of my pieces are painted over many times until I achieve a look that I like.  Click on any image to view larger.

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