I’m taking a self-paced online course in abstract painting, which is the reason you’ll notice a lot of new work here and there online. Yesterday I completed an exercise which required taking a large (18×24) sheet of heavy watercolor paper and dividing it up into sections. Following a set of suggestions and a demonstration, the exercise resulted in these sixteen mini-paintings, which I must say, I adore. When I was a child, I loved everything in miniature. Working small and with detail has always appealed to me, probably down to my defensive nature and the desire to protect myself and put up barriers. However, I do want to eventually make larger paintings and so I know the day will come when I’ll need to branch out. For now, I’m enjoying the sixteen mini worlds I’ve created here.