Rule One: No blending paint on the panel. I wanted them to sit beside each other and interact.
Rule Two: Leave the red ground showing. I love how the broken nature of the strokes stand out and vibrate.
Rule Three: Add lots of texture. I really want you to see these brushstrokes.
I find it helpful to set rules like this for myself when I start a painting. It prevents me from wandering through different styles and techniques. Do you set any rules for yourself when you paint?