Rewind to the Holbein Art Event in Burlington, Bob Burridge's workshop.
We started a series of three paintings on half sheets on Strathmore 300 lb watercolor paper choosing one of the words from the warm up exercises as subject. I chose claustrophobia.
I then chose the colors - limited palette because I did not have any of my paints with me - and the composition type: cruciform, vertical and horizontal.
The easiest to work with turned out to be the cruciform. The painting was almost done at the end of the workshop; I added some bits of collage, played a bit with the background colors and voila ...