I love abstract art work. I love how an artist takes a reference from a landscape or still life and makes an abstract painting from it. I started doing that with this painting. Well so much for trying. You can see where I ended up! I think one reason I am so in love with doing these seascapes is that the water, sky, sand and rocks really are abstract features within realism. Well then again isn't everything? However, to take realism, turn it into abstraction in a beautiful way...hmmm that's my question.