I'll be showing these five abstract paintings as a work in progress during the NextWave Art Salon, in Elgin, IL September 10-11. The theme is "working" and all artists were asked to create two pieces. I'm definitely working toward something new with these paintings. Some of the shapes are based on charcoal sketches I've been doing of nature and maps of aerial landscapes. I'm also dubbing these my "work stress" paintings since my day job has been stressful lately.