After yesterday's painting session, I had too much saturated color in the new abstract painting I was working on. Today I worked at remedying that by mixing colors with white to tone them down. The more white, black or gray you add to a color, the more it tones down the intensity of the hue. I also cut back on the number of intense colors in this painting by covering over a lot of the purple and magenta.
I still consider this canvas "background" and will begin tomorrow to bring it into a more final focus.