How can you expect to grow and evolve as an artist if you stick to doing the same 'safe' art all the time. I see lots of people posting images of the same thing over and over just changing the colours around...Don't you get sick of people telling you "Oh that's wonderful, nice, beautiful, etc?" I mean is that a critique? NO! Does that help you as an artist? NO! All it does is stroke your ego and make you feel all warm and fuzzy...FOR ABOUT 2 SECONDS. So if you are happy to stay in that repetitive loop then good on YOU!
Now let me tell you that there is a clear line between a critique and just being damn nasty. There are people out there who want to see you fail, who want to criticize you no matter how 'talented' you are! You must realize that the more successful and popular you become, there will always be someone out there who wants to discredit and bring you crashing down. So you better realize that and prepare yourself if you're trying to get famous or at least known.
I did have the cocky attitude to say "some people just aren't ready for it," just like people were not ready for Van Gogh (not that I am saying I am anything in comparison, but you get my drift.) Sometimes people need time to 'open their eyes' and get exposed to the art for a period of time.Example: I had one online friend tell me over and over that he didn't like the painting, but the more he saw it and looked at it, the more he got it and eventually he liked it a lot. Completely changed his mind.
For me this series happened because I took a risk, I stepped outside my comfort zone. I knew I could either create something fantastic or something I would eventually paint over. I still believe these abstracts are the best works I have ever created and if I died tomorrow I would go happy. But I still own all three paintings even after several purchase requests and I intend to continue this series and exhibit them, hopefully in a worthy gallery at some point in my career.