Today, I wandered by an art gallery - Gallery C in Hermosa Beach - and decided to wander in.
Several artists' work was on display, the main exhibition being for an artist named Kirtland Ash. Here are a couple of his paintings:
I stood in front of several for a long time trying to "get it." It's strips of color in oil, basically. (I remember I once took an Artist's Way class with a lovely woman who made her living as a painter of similarly abstract paintings, and she was hurt that people often said about her work, "I could do that.") Anyway, I can't say it held my interest in the same way that, say, those Magic Eye 3D pictures do, but at least I gave it a shot.