"So, you want a painting of your dog. And you ask an artist. The artist looks at your dog and sees line, form, design, composition, color, hue, intensity, inspiration, emotion and so much more. S/he knows all art is abstract (s/he knows your dog won’t jump out of the painting and lick you, he is just an abstract of your dog). When art is done right it is like a symphony.
"It has dominance and subtlety, flow and magnificent explosions. People spend their lives seeking the the nexus where these elements meet in stupendous perfection. What normal person would willingly suffer the repeated failures over a lifetime of effort? Well, artists aren’t normal, so be kind, artists make art because they have to."