This started out in realism and finished itself in abstraction, my old home.
I have a thing about plates, dishes --- I love them. Also fun to work biggish again, to really swing the arm and use fat brushes and palette knives and work in a frenzy, collapse into a chair and evaluate for a couple of hours. Realism is a different way of working (for me so far), a lot of technical stuff (and some of it crap I think, but which?) needs to be established and then I think, transcended. Oy, I don't know the answers.