I said in an earlier post that I got out my pastels.
I'm trying to trend more toward abstract. My older paintings are more realistic... a lot of detail. I'm not satisfied with this look yet. With my older paintings, it seemed I was never satisfied until the subject looked real (with the exception of some impressionistic landscapes). I definitely need more practice... I might even need to try another medium to get the look I want. I'll keep you posted.