I recently finished a couple of 24 x 24 paintings on board. I'm loving working on board as you can really scrub or sand through layers of paint to create unique affects. I began each of these paintings by just playing around with color and shapes, not really with any direction in mind. As I turned the boards, I started to see the dog shape in "Fetch" and the bird shape in "Bird's Eye View". Once I can "see" a direction like that, the painting progresses quickly with a clearer focus. I don't often think to take "before" and "after" shots but I did remember with these too.
These two paintings are currently hanging in DragonFire Gallery in Cannon Beach. Their Stormy Weather Festival is coming up Nov. 4 - Nov.6 if you want to check them out and enjoy the festivities.