Here is another example of a reductive painting technique like the pears the other day (wiping off the paint to reveal the collaged or painted underneath). I thought I figured out this technique by myself but found out it really has a name--reductive painting! Here's now I started off this painting. I spread some gesso on paper with a flower stencil and let it dry then rolled on some color with my roller. Actually it turned into mud so I was not happy with it. Then I put it aside with disgust only to pick it up later and did a little wiping to see the texture. It was a bit better so I started this painting and then wiped some more at the end and you can see some of the texture shapes and dark "mud" peeking through.
This one is 9x11 on treated (with gesso) watercolor paper.
I think I like this one!