There is so much art out there these days, with the internet and all. It's flooded. Yeah, there's A LOT of bad art out there. Now more than ever. However, every now and then, we come across art that actually has emotion. Imagine that! Emotion...
This piece, one of my faves, "When the Tide Is Out", contains emotion and other complexities contained in the paint. When I say emotion, I mean the mood I was in when I happened to paint the piece, the way the colours came out, the brushstrokes, the power of the painting. There is a mood of this painting that translates to the viewer. I have to be in a certain mood to paint like this. This is the difference between realism and illustration and art like mine, which actually has feeling, complex emotion, original thought, idea, flow, and originality. These are some of the reasons why old abstract expressionism is worth so much money, in the millions, because there is something honest, different, and powerfully artistic about it. The "Scream" comes to mind.
So, next time you happen to be in an art gallery or are looking for a genuine piece of art to collect, remember to really take your time to gaze AND feel that creation. You'll want something that lives with you to be worth something.