Last weekend I took an abstract painting class from Mira M. White in Walnut Creek. She does incredible work in pastels, watercolors and acrylics. I loved working with the various techniques she taught and have several pieces started from the class that I'm still working on. Here's one of the paintings I finished during the workshop -- it's approximately 8" x 8" on 4-ply illustration board with acrylics; watercolors; and copper leaf. It's called "The Light Within."