The canvas below is a piece I started but was never resolved.
I decided on a mainly red, yellow, and black palette to hopefully keep the colors in harmony and balance. And then fighting my fear I charged in and started to play with lines and shapes without too much thought. When I stopped and stepped back the picture below was the result.
After much work on shapes (both organic and geometric), lines, and hard and soft edges, the result is the picture below.
I will continue to study it but I am happy with it and feel it is completed.