The Daily Abstract

Daily abstract paintings posted throughout 2022

About The Daily Abstract

The Daily Abstract began on the 1st January 2022. The little paintings that I posted daily to this blog, during 2022, were mostly mixed media with a few digital paintings towards the end of the year. They gave me the opportunity to play with different techniques, styles, materials and colours.

Sometimes I created the paintings to test a specific composition for a much larger piece of work that I was planning. Others were pure experimentation, or a reaction to a place I had been, something I had seen or experienced, perhaps a mood I wanted to convey, or were simply fun to paint.

By the 31st December 2022, I had posted 365 abstracts, one a day for a year.

I hope you enjoy looking through the paintings on The Daily Abstract. Please use the archive links below to look at each month’s paintings or the search bar.

Future abstract paintings will be posted on my Journal.


Abstractions in Blue

Abstractions in Blue

Abstractions in Blue

Mixed media;

  • Acrylic paints
  • House paint
  • Sand
  • Talcum powder
  • PVA glue
  • Enamel paint
  • Wood base approx. 13cm x 25cm  

For this painting I wanted to create atmosphere through the use of texture.

So I began by mixing sand, talcum powder, PVA glue and matte white house paint. This created a stiff, coarse gravel texture paste which I coated the wooden base with. 

Once dried, I painted it white and worked a pale blue acrylic into the wet paint, intending to build up the texture. The painting didn't seem to be taking advantage of the textured surface at all, so I started dribbling paint, dripping white and gold and then adding blue and red. Later I added more texture by  rubbing blue, white and red acrylic onto my Gelli plate and lightly dabbing it onto the painting. 

Check back tomorrow for another painting.....




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