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abstract = spiritual? (add a question mark to cover your a**)

My past 2 endeavours have been at abstract paintings. I’m trying to get a more immediate spiritual impact with my viewers. Also, I feel like abstract paintings (if done successfully) have some kind of fine art legitimacy that my regular illustrative paintings may lack. I used to want to create “abstract representational” paintings. I haven’t tried that in a long time and at least the nightscape is an attempt to get back to that feel. they are both just in progress. so I’ll let you know how it goes.

The second painting has some subtractive elements, I haven’t been able to utilize in watercolors before thanks to a brush called a scrubber. It’s very liberating!