This painting, like a number of others, is the result of an intention to clean my palette, to use all the paint already there so as to replace with a new supply of fresh colors. Scraping with a palette knife off the paper - in a long-lasting moist acrylic box - and slathering the paint on the canvas, in this case a 36 x 18 Blick Premier. This painting went the way it goes with my abstracts. I bring the paint to the canvas, with knife or brush, and the canvas tells me where it goes.
When this one was done a title came to me immediately -- the title of this post, which happens to be the title of one of my favorite songs by the Scottish 90s rock group 'Orange Juice'. Here's the song for your listening pleasure ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyKvScfXcCg ) Joan Mitchell, one of my favorite abstract painters, never had a title in mind before the painting, and that is often the way it goes with me. Here's my "use up the paint, clean the palette, it speaks to be" 'Falling and Laughing'.