Next look for something in the painting that has meaning for you. An abstract wall hanging needs to draw the viewer in with a hint of something recognizable. In my own modern abstracts I see the change of seasons, people walking arm in arm, street festivals, flowers blooming in the garden reaching for the sun, or waves crashing against the shore.
I always have a new favorite contemporary abstract each time I paint in the studio. I love this predominately red abstract painting shown above with it's bold thick brush strokes and splashes of color. Red is happy and passionate, it supports and contrasts the lighter yellow and orange colors I’ve painted in the background making the overall artwork even more vivid.
Abstract painting Happiness shown above is a textured acrylic with thickly painted swirls of bold red, orange, yellow with some green and blue undertones. Reunited and embracing, this couple with small children are swimming in the positive feeling of bliss. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".