Moving from a photorealistic painting style for several years, my painting style has become so loose  when I took an abstract class from Katy Sandy I felt like it showed my feelings better. I then wanted to be brave enough to try a bigger piece. To date I have six large abstract paintings. I now feel that my abstract paintings reflect my inner intent better. They feel more “at home” with me than most of  very photorealistic ones. Lila Martin Copyright 2018 NW Oil Painters Guild