Not too long ago, I started adding a 50% Gray background layer to my work so that I could more easily move past the mental block that sometimes happens upon seeing a large empty white space on which I expect myself to draw or paint. Somehow, the gray feels less blank and foreboding. I know the gray area is just as empty, but I go with this digital version of tinted paper or colored gesso. Whatever works, right?
Maybe I just might finish something. Eventually.