I used three paint colors : Embellish Blue, Tropical Waters and Thermal Spring -- along with a Pure White Base. These three colors were mixed in various quantities to make many different shades. I tried to mix different shades (stark) and slight blends next to each other.
After the first coat of paint dried, I removed the tape and viola! I didn't hate it. I like the white space, but that's not part of the vision (you'll see my inspiration at the bottom of the post). I then taped over the painted piece and a portion of the unpainted/white stripes. Then repainted using the same colors -- the interesting part, since I taped over the part I already painted, I didn't know what colors were down there -- so I went in blind...this meant I could have painted the exact same color in two separate verticals -- unlikely since I'm mixing my own colors, but it was a possibility.
You can see the canvas on the left has more darker colors, which I'm not 100% sure I liked when I was doing it, and I used the dark color much less on the second canvas. The first canvas is definitely much more linear -- the second canvas has a section where I opted to break the mold and go a bit more freehand on one side.
As I was working on this project, I was all over the spectrum on how I felt about the art. I started out with high expectations, then felt it looked like shit, then after removing the first batch of tape, I liked it. I then felt that one of the canvases looked sloppy and not too much like the other one -- like I rushed one. One think I did keep in mind was that it's just canvas and paint. If I don't like it, I can repaint it -- Even the Mona Lisa is on a reclaimed/repainted canvas. It just takes a bit of time, right?