I find doing abstracts stretches the mind and frees inhibitions. Whenever I get too narrowed in creating art, I do a few abstracts and it loosens my creative buttons. A lot of these have been sold, but you can still buy prints at my Fine Art America site: http://gail-daley.artistwebsites.com/index.html
THE HORNED GOD
It is often as hard to do a tiny abstract as it is to do a large one. This is one of those where I kind of shut off my conscious creativity and just let my imagination go. I had been reading Andre Norton again--her stories venture into myth and legend without giving concrete descriptions so I followed her lead. The painting is an Abstract representation of the Horned God of legend. The Horned God is one of the two primary deities found in some Neopaganism, especially Wiccan, religions. He represents the male part of the religion's duotheistic theological system. He is associated with nature, wilderness, sexuality, hunting and the life cycle. Whilst depictions of the deity vary, he is always shown with either horns or antlers upon his head, often depicted as being theriocephalic (having a beast's head), in this way emphasizing "the union of the divine and the animal", the latter of which includes humanity.