I enjoy doing sketches and studies as they allow the freedom to experiment with different colors, styles or media in a shorter time frame. While on a recent visit to Arizona, I took some time to "play" with my new oil pastels. The result is a study of flowers sitting on a patio table. There are two very distinct versions. One, of course, if more traditional and approaches realism. The other is more abstract with no intention toward realism and features invented colors and sharp angles. Yet, they are same flowers!! Do you have a preference for one over the other? Feel free to leave a comment.