Canvas Quandary

My collection of oil paints,
sitting, untouched for many days,
now sit on a fresh new palette
dabbed in separate rich bright hues.

Decisions to prepare my canvas,
perspective from darkness or light,
whether to mix my colored hues,
or separate by adding light.

Today it's feeling some contrast,
my inner self is dictating
for light's radiant purity,
to soften separate bright hues.

As I gaze upon blank canvas,
it tells me to paint from darkness,
for each stroke of adding some light,
will add soft contrasting beauty.