I started by painting random shapes on a large canvas. I chose one of those shapes and filled it in with circles of all sizes. I painted one word in a different color in each circle. I then painted around the letters, again using a different color in each circle.  I had no idea what to do next.

A few days later, I decided to work back into the original shapes. l painted layers of words over the entire canvas, randomly choosing colors and orientation.

Then I decided to lcover all the words up, except for a few around the edges.  At this point I decided make a landscape, allowing some of the patterning of the words to show through.

I felt the landscape needed to have more texture.  I tried adding a grid by dripping different colors of paint along each of the four sides.

At this point I seemed to have lost the landscape.  What next?  When in doubt I use collage! I intuitively began matching up torn pieces of magazine pages (I have stacks of torn  papers sorted by  color).

With layers of paint, I was able to integrate the painting with the collage pieces.  This is when the magic happened and the painting came to life!

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