All the abstract in me did not go away. Here is Abstract Expressionism, writ small. This is 4"x4" and took about the same amount of time that the other small paintings take. Even with or maybe especially with abstracts, it takes time to put the strokes in the right places. What is not required is the time to set up, change and refine, photo, redo, photo again. I have been trying to find a suitable arrangement for my next piece and I am not sure that I have it yet!
All is well and all will be well,