The finest Abstract paintings come from when a painter is natural. These natural tendencies enhance unexpected brush strokes which produce rare abstract paintings. It is my belief that many abstract painters will produce a major painting within a ratio of ten average paintings to one masterpiece. These masterpiece paintings are so rare due to the naturalness and explosive brush stroke that is uncontrolled. De Kooning’s work has this quality of unexpected energy and brush stroke that is so rare in many of his pieces. It could be stated that major abstract work happens when the painter is ripe enough to allow the abstract magic to come through the brush.
In the opposite spectrum, realism is wonderful in a different way to which a realistic painting shows the craftsmanship and dedication to detail to develop an advanced realistic painting.