Usually, I begin my paintings with the darks first and then move to the lighter ones in subsequent layers (of which there are many), but I decided to experiment with the light, transparent colours first and move towards the darker, more opaque colours as the painting progressed. It has resulted in quite vibrant lights, requiring less paint to get them to shine. There also are subtle colour gradations as transparent colour on transparent colour merges to form another colour. It means that there is less of a need to mix colours prior to application, they mix on the canvas. This was how I used to paint in watercolours and makes for some lovely, bright mixes.
My paintings have been rather difficult to photograph, but I decided to get the Canon SLR out and I am pleased to see that it picks up the texture much better. You can just see on the first one, the top left corner has crumpled leaves as well as modeling paste text (from Rumi's Meditations).
I intend to use them together as they are to occupy a large wall space in a gym. There will be more done to them before they are completed, so watch this space. Will I be able to post another Fearless Friday or will it be a Failure Friday?