I’m starting an experiment with abstract painting, seeking freedom at the easel. I am making images from nothing, starting with a white canvas, and no image in my head.
I found this to be more thought provoking than I expected. Making a mark, and another, with no rules. Any shape, any colour, any texture. One could say there are millions of choices!
So the 'restriction' is the thing. I need to hold back, to resist. My initial rules are: start with a full colour palette, all the primaries. Make it high contrast: a 'high major' tone range. Over time this will change, probably less colours, less contrast. Not sure at this stage. It will be a fun journey.