I *may* have done just a few of these color studies over the last month. While this isn’t officially part of the assigned homework for my Schoolism class (Nathan Fowkes “Designing with Color and Light”), I started doing these after the teacher suggested it as an exercise in one of the lessons. Occasionally, if I see something “forming” in the strokes, I’ll play with it, but allowing myself to just be abstract and to not push for something representational (for the sake of this exercise) has really freed me up to learn more by just thinking about the color and tone interactions without having to consider whether they “look like something”. It’s been a good reminder of the value of periodically taking individual components of the art process and studying them separately for a little while, before taking what was learned and applying it again to the whole and the bigger picture. I also love that I can literally do these anywhere - while a lot of these were done on my iPad, this kind of study works well even on a little iPhone screen. Great way to keep learning and practicing even when there’s only small amounts of time between things.