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.


Angel Dust

Angel Dust

Angel Dust

Mixed media;

  • Acrylic paints
  • Enamel paints
  • Inks
  • Gravel
  • Plaster-of-Paris
  • Sand
  • Wood base approx. 13cm x 25cm  



This is a follow-on from yesterday's painting, Carbide Miner.

For this painting I used Plaster-of-Paris as a means of securing the elements of the painting. To me this really reflects the beauty and colour that can be seen in the crumbing disused mines around the UK, particularly in Wales, where I have done most of my mine exploring.


Background and inspiration:

Having been a regular explorer of disused mines in the UK, particularly Wales, I have been fascinated by the effects of minerals and time on these environments.   Visually inspiring, often difficult to get into and filled with the twisted, rusting remnants of our rich, mining past. 

This little painting reflects the colours and textures seen on the decaying walls as minerals leach out, often encouraged by seeping rain water, creating a kaleidoscope of colour. 

You can see some of my disused mine photographs here

Check back tomorrow for another painting.....




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