This project just might be the most fun I’ve ever had painting. I started by creating backgrounds of random color, just painting with a credit card, smooshing paint around with my fingers, rubbing some paint off with a wet paper towel, slapping down another color, etc. I let the backgrounds dry.
After the torn bits dried onto my page, I looked at the shapes I had and started outlining things that I saw, sort of like finding pictures in the clouds when looking up at the sky. I outlined, painted in, and then painted a blue background all around. Added a few details, found what I felt was an appropriate quote by Albert Einstein (!), and done! I LOVE how this turned out, and I had so much fun seeing what evolved. It sort of took on a life of its own.