I have often heard people say 'It's abstract!' as if it wasn't a real painting. There seems to be a large group of people who seem to be afraid of 'abstract'. Yet the word simply means to 'abstract from - to take from out of'. The painting below is an example of a none scary abstract, mainly because it still has some recognisable features. It is actually just part of the top left hand corner the painting below - a painting of a bunch of tulips. If I had the brushes and the skill I would love to be able to paint like this. The full beauty of this section can only be appreciated by enlarging the view by clicking on the picture.