Those of you who have seen my work know that this style of painting for me is definitely a "new frontier" area. I have been trying to paint in a looser style for quite some time now. The transition has been very hard for me. You have heard me mention before a wonderful artist whose works I admire greatly, Lorraine Shirkus . She, too, has been working toward "freer" paintings, and I'm in awe every time I look at her art. What she does with texture and lost edges is exciting. While her color usage is phenomenal I have a long way to go in that area. She uses a lot of neutrals to emphasize the bold colors she likes. Her skills are certainly something to aspire to. As for my humble efforts here, I'm still digesting the results, and at this point all I know is that it was loads of fun to do.