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Can you see me?

Can you see me?

Can you see me? Mixed-media painting. Acrylic paints Chalk pastels Glass crystal clear and AB Rhinestones 140 x 95mm Bockingford Watercolour paper This very tiny postcard-sized painting on watercolour paper was really fun to paint. Look for the pairs of eyes - can you see me?   Chalk pastel background. Acrylic was then applied with a pallet knife and the Rhinestones added last.    Check back tomorrow for another painting.....    

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Heaven's Dreamscape

Heaven's Dreamscape

Heaven's Dreamscape Mixed-media painting. Acrylic paints Glass crystal clear and AB Rhinestones A4 canvas Here's a painting designed to brighten a dull day. I had just finished painting two tiny stretched canvases in bright summery colours and just kept going.     

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335 Daily Abstracts. A daily dab of chromatic chaos.

335 Daily Abstracts. A daily dab of chromatic chaos.

335 Daily Abstracts. A daily dab of chromatic chaos.   335 Daily Abstracts Why paint Daily Abstracts? On this day last year, I challenged myself to create one hundred abstract paintings in 100 days. On January 1st 2022, I began posting these abstract paintings to a blog called The Daily Abstract. I have so far posted one painting every day throughout the whole of 2022. It is a great discipline and a constant opportunity...

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Wishing for Carefree Days

Wishing for Carefree Days

Wishing for Carefree Days Mixed-media painting. Acrylic paints Glass crystal clear and AB Rhinestones 6" x 4" canvas board I was listening to doom and gloom on the radio about the current state of our economy while painting this.  It was depressing to listen to, but creating this little painting did lift my spirits. I hope this painting brightens your day as it did mine.  Embedded are a few small but colourful glass...

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The Deep End

The Deep End

The Deep End is a mixed-media abstract painting. I used acrylic paints, AB Rhinestones and painted it onto a 6" x 4" canvas board. My work is mostly inspired by water and this painting was no exception.

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Liquid Mirror

Liquid Mirror

Liquid Mirror is a mixed-media painting. I painted it using acrylic paints on 6" x 4" canvas board and embedded a few AB Rhinestones into the painting. I often listen to music while painting, the pallet knife strokes syncing to the beat.

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The Lake's Song

The Lake's Song

The Lake's Song Mixed-media painting. Acrylic paints Coloured pencils Glass crystal clear and AB Rhinestones 6" x 4" canvas board Another painting made using pallet knives. I have 23 pallet knives, each one is different and capable of making differnt marks. Incorporated in this painting are a few glass rhinestones that sparkle subtly as you move around the painting.     

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Reflective Sparkle

Reflective Sparkle

Reflective Sparkle Mixed-media painting. Acrylic paints Glass crystal clear and AB Rhinestones 6" x 4" canvas board Painting with a pallet knife is a really fun way of combining several colours in a single stroke. In this painting I have embedded coloured glass stones, which sparkle in a very subtle way as you look at the painting from different angles.       

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