Before I began playing and studying the Jean Haines book and way of painting, I had this drawn on a full sheet of 300# cold press paper, I wet the background area and put in dark blue, creating the swirls by letting it dry a bit and then swirling into it with a damp brush.
I then started choosing the blue pigments I'll use in this one (nothing but blues, even if they are greyed blues). The main thing is to MAINTAIN THE WHITES!!!
More to come later as I work on this a little at a time (or a lot at a time, since it's a full sheet (22 x 30 inches).