I'd been struggling with the first version of this painting for a while and had decided it was a total fail which of course happens sometimes, so after reading this great thread on Creative Spark Forum I decided to have a go at the 'eyes wide closed technique', which as the name suggests means closing your eyes and drawing with your tool of choice, with one or both hands and then finishing by painting.
I slapped on some white acrylic, stuck my headphones on, music on shuffle, cos i like to be surprised and respond to the different tempos, laid the canvas on the floor and using both hands, eyes closed started to draw
Here are the pencil marks
A close up after starting with acrylic
The final painting
I'm actually quite pleased with it, it's a fun piece, I enjoyed the whole process and although I usually add pencil or charcoal marks after painting,I think I'll use this method again.