This is a new abstract I have been working on for the past couple of days. A quiet piece, contemplating the curves and forms of dried leaf from last autumn.
I have spent most of this time exploring the quick, white line in the dagger-like shape in the middle of the leaf. I found that subtle shifts to one side or the other of that detail would alter the mood of the piece. Maybe not so much that anyone else would notice, but enough to change the nature of the piece for me. I may continue exploring that tiny world a little longer to see what else I find.
Added later that day:
I did continue to work on that leaf, spending the whole day just exploring all it’s hidden details and character.