A sudden Sugimoto inspiration

I was toning some paper grey to get ready to paint a still life when I had a sudden reminder of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s sea scapes and thought I might see what came of laying down a darker wash on the bottom half. It’s interesting how the wash reaolves itself into subtleties of light and dark and the hunts of the mixed colors filter through. I can probably make the “sea” darker. Thought I’d post the experiment as is just for fun. Colors are Prussian blue, Perylene maroon, and nickel azo yellow.