The answer came to me as I was pondering what to do. I needed to soften my image. That's when I decided to use dots.
At first I wanted the dots to be expressive. I didn't want to have them controlled. However, I was not as pleased with the result. But I liked what was happening better with dots than without them.
To me this pattern reminded me of light bouncing off a mirror ball all over a room. The pattern was hemmed in by one column on the right and another on the left. I did have trouble with my hand resting on wet dots and smearing the paint.