In this new jumpstart I want you to approach the quick warm-up painting as an exercise in dominant, expressive light or white shapes, making sure that you really keep a focus on creating the most texture, color and line at the edge of the white/light shape. Allow about 30 minutes to each painting and try to keep the painting loose, somewhat abstract but with nod towards representational. I start with a loose colorful expression of a waterfall and I move towards a pretty abstract painting that just evokes the power of the waterfall. Each different exercise pushes the elements, color value and line a little further. This should be lots of fun and a great warm-up and a nice dabble into the work of abstraction. Use subject matter that works well when translated as a white shape, like, surf, rocks, waterfall, clouds, actually anythings works if you can express the dominant shape.