This was so challenging for me, and I want to keep going and make additional abstract paintings. I found that I prefer the results of planned abstract paintings more, but I like the flexibility of the unplanned, so going forward I may try a hybrid of the two.
Here is my unplanned painting:
I loved the effect of the dripping paint, and would like to play more with that, for sure.
Here are my planning sketches, and below is my final.