Oh my this was fun. Very confused start. What was I thinking? Expected to do abstracted fruit but instead went for layered textures in background. Layered to hide whatever was there before. Then lifted wet watercolors with paper towels for textures.
I read that many artists have their works fully formed in their minds before they put brush to surface.
I may have a landscape or still life in mind. Sometimes i will presketch in pencil. Not often. I enjoy the surprise when brush and hand do all the creative work.
The fruit is sitting right here on the table so thats where I started. I started painting in the other surrounding things but it just did nothing for me. So i hid it for the most part. Then I just played around as it was nearly unsavable. Why waste it?
Ended up with some parts I like a lot like those reddish stripes over yellow background and the blue over the yellow between stripes then blotted so yellow would show through. That might be a useful technique sometime.