I had meant to study wabi sabi and I had been saving articles about it. I started this afternoon, and made 6 little panels, as well as 2 bigger paintings.
The term wabi sabi is Japanese and refers to the transient aspect of life. It is fascinated with objects and nature decaying, knowing that all will die and be transformed.
I painted the series on small panels, 3x6, and the next two are 8x12. I've used clear gesso to give shape and texture, and alcohol inks. I'd never used the AI before, but they seem to lend themselves to this process. Here's a close up of each one:
I started the bigger ones on a panel that I'd painted black as an experiment. This one would be a sunset on a field.