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.