There is no such thing as a formula for achieving a good painting.
That was my working premise in painting this piece. I started with a color palette that interested me: Cobalt Turquoise, Alizarin Crimson, and Raw Sienna. I splashed the paint down and followed what developed with great curiosity. I blotted and dripped, sprayed and spattered, and tilted the board every direction possible to let it become what it would.
I didn't even know if I would like it.
And then, I let it sit on the shelf in my studio. I turned it and looked at it for days. What did it suggest?
In the end, I grabbed my Chinese brush and Sumi ink and dashed in the running girls. Something is going on and I'm not convinced it's all good. After all, it is All Hallows' Eve! And there could be monsters out there! Run!