Ripples--I started this painting using a liner brush to make ribbons of color that would show up as light. Then I splattered Opera with a large sloppy brush. HWC finally makes an Opera that is lightfast. This hot pink has always been rated as fugitive and never allowed it in my palette.
I used Indigo, Sepia and Ultramarine Aqua for the darker ribbon. I used a violet watercolor pencil, dipped in water, to do the lining. It added interest and pulled the colors together. I switched to a fine liner brush in violet paint to painting lines when the pencil became frustrating.
This was just a playful abstract. When painting the light ribbon it was foreground or subject, but after the lining I now see the dark coming forward and the lighter colors receding like a sky in the background.