In anticipation of some shows I have coming up I'm doing series of small paintings. The twelve on this post are all 5"X 7". They are acrylic, charcoal, chalk and oil pastel and some have ink.
First, here is how they were started with swooshes of black gesso with a big, round brush. I used letter forms to get me going with some composition idea.
I worked on 6 at a time on two panels.
This is the start of laying in color with acrylics, the underpaintings...
And the finished pieces. Not a lot of the letter forms remain.