There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
I'm not sure I completely agree with Picasso but I do think everything I paint comes from somewhere.
Here is what I have been working on in the studio in several of its stages.
It's not finished yet....but.....
Good question! I will just have to leave it up to the viewer to decide.
To find more answers to that question go over to Carole Ried's blog & take a look.