There is an artist I follow on Facebook whose work I really love. She is a master of color. Her name is Barbara Marks. Of course I can never paint the way she does. With bright color I mean. My colors are always muted and I have learned to live with that! But one day she posted her test strips. Of course her test strips were as colorful as her paintings but the thing that inspired me was the actual painted strips of colors. I immediately began ripping up sheets of water color paper into 3" x 9" strips. And then I let loose with my strata of colors! When they were done I had all these lovely strips of colors......what to do with them? Of course I can never be finished until something representational is somewhere on my work. To me, my work isn't finished until that happens! So I added some collage work to them and that seemed to complete them.
I like them. I would love to go larger with them some time but perhaps the beauty is in the small size. Or maybe I will put some together as a triptych..... Possibilities are here.