So this was my unplanned abstract piece. I don't care for it as much as the planned one, but I still think it is kind of cool looking. I think I just needed a bit more patience and let the paint finish drying between the layers.
This is my planned abstract piece. I like this one so much more, but at the same time, I keep coming back to this composition in a bunch of different media. I tweak things or add more, or simplify it. I just keep playing with these weird plant things, so I guess it is more abstracted. Still, this is the first time I've added detail (the gold ring) to the orbs. I'm not sure if I like that yet or not.