When I do an abstract painting I don't want to influence the perceptions of the viewer, therefore I hesitate to name the paintings. The names I give them refer to a feeling or a description of what the paintings mean to me. I have often thought of leaving them untitled, but then when I need to refer to a specific one it makes it easier if the painting is titled. This has been a bit of a dilema to me since I added abstract paintings to my body of works.
I love to paint. It is better if an artist focuses his/her efforts on developing a style that is recognizable to the public. When I look at a Picasso for instance, I know immediately it is one of his works by the style of the painting. I have done two bodies of works for several years; traditional and the Shattered Reality series. People in my area and those that collect my paintings recognize my Shattered Reality paintings as my work without looking at the signature. My traditional paintings are often recognized as my work as well by the colors I use when I paint. I have always enjoyed painting these two styles. Maybe it would be better if I stuck to one style or the other, but it would not be as much fun for me as an artist. Now I have gone and put another style into the mix and am having even more fun. I don't want to concentrate a lot of my efforts on abstract work, but I would like to do an abstract painting occasionally because it is so much fun.
I hope you enjoy the new abstracts I have added to my porfolio of works. I had lots of fun painting them and I hopefully you will have fun viewing them.