I began by selecting a piece of my paste paper. Since each sheet (previously created) is different, I spent some time choosing a piece that seems to have the right flow of pattern and colors to serve as a base for the painting. This is important, since I never know ahead of time just how much, or, how little an impact the surface may have on the final piece. Once I made my selection, I quickly blocked in the composition with a few lines. Then I jumped in and began!