Learning From My Abstract Painting

Abstract painting teaches me persistence. I love bold colorful abstract art so much that I keep working at it and I see my painting techniques improve naturally over several months. This teaches me to keep going in other areas of my life when things don’t always go so smoothly.
Another lesson I take from my love of abstract painting which I’ve incorporated into the rest of my life is that you just can’t predict what another person may like. I love to show my textured abstract paintings to friends and family. During my art showings I see that my favorite modern abstracts are not always everyone else’s favorites. Their chosen paintings may be ones that I was not totally sure about. I think that's great, because from that I've learned not to judge my work too quickly and broaden my creative view. So now when it comes to other areas of my life I appreciate when friends and family choose differently from me. 
The abstract painting Blazing Sunset shown above is a textured acrylic with thick orange, yellow and red paint overlaid with blue and green brush strokes. The suns bold rays reach out across the sky and color the clouds in unusual colors, leaving the viewer in awe. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".

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