I have decided to start an ongoing series of abstract paintings. For a long time I have wanted to do something like this and so I am very excited to finally get it going. I really enjoy working with non-objective concepts because I find it captures the essence of what I am trying to visually express in a way that representational imagery is limited. I know this is probably cliche, but working in this manner is like composing music, except that I am working with visual media rather than sound.
I think I have been reluctant in the past to work in this way because of the fear of being judged harshly. It seems that even though non-objective abstract painting has been around for a long time, people still have misconceptions about it. However, I am to the point in my artistic career that I don't have the energy to care about being judged, and that I just have to do what I have to do.
Here is the first painting, Abstract #1 (I know, pretty boring title. I'll change it later after I have thought about it more). Done with acrylic and gesso on canvas. Dimensions are 6 inches by 5 feet.