Tree at Sunrise

Here is my latest painting.  It is an abstract.  Abstract comes in many flavors and intensities.  There are two main categories:  Objective and Non-objective.  Objective means that it has a recognizable object, although not in totally realistic form, and that was intentional.  Non-objective means that there is nothing clearly recognizable and there is not intended to be one.  Mine is obviously objective, I hope.  It is a little difficult to loosen up and go abstract when, all your life, you have striven to be realistic.  But, I like abstract art and I am trying to get good at it.  Believe it or not, abstract is a little more difficult than realistic.  With realistic, you have something on which to base your art.  With realistic, there is a right way and a wrong way, albeit sometimes that is rather loosely applied and still realistic.  With abstract, you have to use your imagination.  I like the imagination part and the freedom with colors.  I like freedom...
 

 


I also have an old picture to show you.  I don't know exactly when I did this, but it had to have been more than 20 years ago.  It is a watercolor and I just love her!  But, I had obvious troubles with the hand.  That is such a thorn in my side.  It it weren't for that hand...  Oh, well.  I love this picture:
 

 


I was in the early stages of learning watercolor, but I thought it turned out rather well.  Except for that...  Oh, never mind...