In my dancing days, I especially loved both my dance and acting improvisation classes. These painting "experiments" utilize the same basic elements of being in the moment by responding to a mark, color, shape, feeling or texture from the inside out. The painting evolves from my own imagination, mood, feeling or idea rather than looking at a scene or using a reference photo as a starting place. Recently, I have discovered oil and cold wax which is especially suited to playing with artistic improvisations.