Abstracts in progress

Here's a sneak peak at two abstracts in progress.  One depicts a detail of a Hong Kong wall, a prime example of what I find most beautiful in this, and in fact any city.  Signs of urban decay, showing the history and layers of life beneath.  In contrast I am equally drawn to similar details in nature.  Organic surfaces such as wood, tree bark and decaying leaves with interesting shades and textures.  The second work is a detail of tree bark.   Both to me are equally exciting.

Please note that both images are works in progress.