I didn’t have any ideas in mind when I started today’s painting. My main impetus was to see how the pigments interacted. I know, for example, that cobalt blue and quinacridone nickel, when combined create a very pleasing range of colors. Another color that I use is called Moonglow (by Daniel Smith) displays a range of colors from purple to blue, without mixing it with any other color.
I had no idea that I was painting a portrait of a brain, in profile.