I did a series of textured abstracts in molding paste. I did not have a specific theme in mind. I just “played” with the paste, until it seemed “right” to me. The composition of the painting appeared when I applied paint to the free form. I did this painting with variations of a single color (burnt sienna) to see if the structure of the molding paste would stand out. It did and turned out to be an abstract of a redwood tree.