What makes an abstract painting so special? This is a question that people have been asking for a long time, just as we search for the meaning of life or the end of the rainbow. We do not have an answer for you today, nor will we next week. Abstract art is what it means to you and how it makes you feel, and it is special for each person in a different way.
likens abstract painting to music without lyrics or a beautiful
daydream—there is no anchor point in reality. Lyrical music tells you
what to think, while a melody tells your heart to feel the music in all
its emotional power. Everyday life often dictates that we follow linear
trains of thought, while a daydream is free flowing and limitless,
guided only by the imagination.
To either create or appreciate abstract art,
you must let go of the reality around you and sink into yourself,
focusing only on your feelings and the freedom you’re opening the door
to. Disregard the image, because there is no image. Let in colors,
lights and textures, and let them all mix together. You must feel with
your heart, not think with your mind.
says she likes to paint beauty with a capital B, and to always convey a
message. The message is not political or religious, personal or
philosophical—just simple: “Let go of everything and enjoy the moment.”
Try it. It’s easier than you think.
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