I usually start out with a blank canvas and no ideas about what I am about to paint. Sometimes I have just an inkling - but I do not draw it on the canvas or on paper - just let my mind and head and
paint colors go where they may.
I was thinking of a control panel at some big weird factory...
Painted parts of this with old ketchup squirt bottles filled with paint
Then the control panel idea reminded me of vintage-like robots.
This is not finished yet.
I decided to paint a canvas and cut it up into paint stirring stick shapes.
This is my prototype.