My attitude of confusion regarding themes of late, has resulted in a little more abstracted studies the last few days. I've been toying with different ways to apply paint, to see if I can achieve the feeling Im leaning toward. Broader application, using squeegee-like appliques. Broadly sweeping across a large canvas, I have been adding white to the applicator in clumps along with which ever other colours I am moving, I allow colours to mix only as they are drug across the canvas, giving very harmonious value transitions within the broad strokes, but very harsh contrasts as the colour trails intersect and overlap one another. I plan to work more with this, until I am satisfied.