I’ve been noticing that I tend to prefer the subtle hints of watercolors and distressed, faded, muted hues over the vibrant, heavier acrylics (which are what I’m actually using). I began this piece by pooling crimson, black, and forest green, rinsing at least half the paint off, offsetting the sides with lemon and cobalt blue, and repeating several times. I particularly like the color contrast between the formations in the upper left corner.
With soft light, linear light, and stained glass effects:
My eyes are drawn to the middle section, and I imagine that the brighter colors originally resided there (where the black is thinner towards the center), but whatever was containing them has now burst, and they’re making their way through their world as best they know how.