Contemporary abstract art knows its way into different cultures. Abstract art is not limited to one believe or culture. I recognize beautiful subjects from people and cultures around me. Themes which results into oil paintings like the Turkish Bride below.
She reveals subtle tenderness and beauty in this painting. Many of which belong to the customs of the Turkish culture and are nice subjects to paint about.
From time to time I explore different cultures. I try to find new impressions, and these ultimately end up on new oil paintings. This is definitely not always an easy task. When you are not familiar with the culture and its customs you want to use for a painting you need to read books for additional information. Or ask people themselves about the way they live.
Your final oil painting will than be marvellous!