I made this abstract painting to try out the gold and color Yasutomo paints I bought along with my sumi-e ink and brush supplies. It first started with the two gold loops, but then I decided to make a yucca flower, followed by the desert background and then the sunset. It is reminiscent of an old Japanese painting that has the radiant goddess Amaterasu coming out of a cave. I learned a lot about the paint like that the gold paint is almost completely opaque because it is less dense than ink (the black ink just falls underneath). It turned out pretty good!