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.

Journal

Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Brainstorming

  • Acrylic paints
  • Chalk pastel
  • Watercolour pencils
  • A5 Acrylic paper

Getting ready for the new year. How are you going to celebrate? 

The Daily Abstract

On January 1st, 2022, I challenged myself to post an abstract painting each day for a year, here, on The Daily Abstract.

It began with a project in late 2021, with a challenge to paint an abstract a day for 100 days, but the project grew. I wanted to push myself both technically and creatively and used the opportunity to explore the visual language of abstraction. Each painting provided an opportunity to experiment with different creative processes, colour, texture, form and light, to capture the beauty of abstraction in each painting.

 

The Daily Abstract has been an excellent opportunity over the past year to experiment with techniques and materials and to develop my abstract ideas.

Over the past year, I have worked with mixed-media including:

  • Fluid  and heavy bodied acrylics
  • Watercolours
  • Inks
  • Pencils
  • Enamels
  • Chalk and oil pastels
  • Collage
  • Pens
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Wood
    Paper
  • Fabrics
  • Texture paste
  • Found objects from the landscape
  • Digital painting

….and those are just the materials I can think of off the top of my head! 

The paintings have been inspired by water, landscapes and gardens, photos I’ve taken of wild places, or simply created for the joy of creating them. 

Thank you for following The Daily Abstract, I hope you have enjoyed my daily paintings.

This is the 365th abstract painting that I have posted on The Daily Abstract and completes 2022. 

 

And so....

The Daily  Abstract is ending today.

New Paintings

All is not lost though, as I will be continuing to post paintings regularly in my Journal. 

So join me for future paintings on The Journal

 

 Enjoy this evening and Happy New Year for tomorrow….

 

 


 

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