It is my view that abstract art is the most versatile of art forms. The medium application method determines its texture, the placement of colour depicts the scene and the canvas size creates its energy. As a viewer of abstract art I would conjure up a particular memory or scene which, in turn, would provoke certain emotions. I can think of no better place to get lost than Gerhard Richter's - "Abstraktes Bild". As a painter of abstract art I would start with an idea of a particular scene and decide on what colours to use and in what order. "Gone Fishin'" started its existence in my head as a sunset but it was great fun deciding eventually that it would be a lake scene with a backdrop of a waterfall and snow capped mountains. I've never been fishing in my life, but if I were to, this is where I'd go.
Acrylic on canvas