My recent work is about abstraction. I was fortunate to take a workshop with Rebecca Crowell. Her work is all about beautiful ethereal abstraction. While I don't see myself taking the full dive to abstraction I do know that I work abstractly as I alternately decompose and compose a scene. In the end I finish with "compose" and the essence of the scene is hopefully the strongest part.
A painting is simply the arrangement of lights and darks. My focus is on the quality of the edges.