I had an awesome time with this prompt and will show you some of what the entire class produced. We were fairly prolific under the guidelines of this exercise!! Click on any photo for a larger one . . . My first try, step-by-step is below. I observed myself being very aggressive with my strokes.
Bill's painting is top right, below . . . . mine is underneath his.
Our instructor Bill's painting, below - I love it!
Another "bad' painting of mine is on the bottom right below.
Close up of my first one, below.
So many of these are GOOD!!
I am really learning a lot, trying new things & enjoying!