I've started to use abstracts as a way to strengthen my compositions. I've learned so much more than I'd expected. I don't know where this is going, or how it'll work into figurative painting, but I'm certain this is something I'll be pursuing.
My inspiration for this painting comes from artist Berndaut Smilde, who recently had an are instillation where he used smoke machines and lighting to create indoor clouds. I thought this was so cool that I wanted to share a link.