This has been quite a journey.
1. I began by studying paintings by abstract artists. Ruth Palmerm Laurie Maitland, and Ad Reinhardt to name a few. I've never done abstract to any degree so I was in a new world...after seeing the different ways they played with colour I began my studies.
I'm working with a limited colour palette as you've noticed. I'm going to use the top-right one as my design base.
2. This is purely decorational art (for someones dining room) but I wanted to make sure I learned from it. In my search for a good composition, I remember the divine proportion and I feel that helped me to work with the four panels as a whole. The dark colours represent where the small dashes of colour will be. I noticed that I used alot of alternation to create interest. I varied the temperature of the main squares to get the eye to move near and far while relying on the flow of the dark line to move the eye left to right.
I hope to create something that peacefully moves the eyes left to right and near and far.
The final piece will be done on oil and I haven't done any experiments with it yet. I've heard about doing a green underpainting to give your reds more depth. I might make the biggest square have that treatment so it becomes the focal point although I hope to make it very subtle.
Anyway...feedback is always welcomed!