I just started the new free-form painting. I'm working on 300lb smooth-press watercolor paper... expensive but so luxurious!
I started by painting the beige background with rounded corners using a thin wash of acrylic and the rest of the painting will be completely in gouache with no pencil or pre-sketching. The first thing I started painting was this imaginary pink fish... which ended up looking... quite naughty. A dickfish of sorts. Anyway, the theme of this painting is going to be "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral."
When just the background was done: