As a viewer of abstract paintings, ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I trying to figure out what it looks like or represents rather than allowing something to emerge from what I see in front of me?
- What are the elements, colors, and textures of the painting?
- How do these interact with each other?
- What emotions do the painting evoke?
- What is the title of the painting and how is this influencing what I see?
- Have I allowed enough time to make a connection with painting?