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.

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Cosmic Eruption

Cosmic Eruption

Cosmic Eruption

Mixed media "Fluid Art" abstract painting

  • Acrylic paints
  • Matt white house paint
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Enamel paints
  • Stretched canvas 30 x 25 cm

Cosmic Eruption is a painting I love for its vibrancy, the little 'planets' of swirling colour, the contrasting black 'galaxy' and the dynamism in the relationship between the red and white paints. Cosmic eruptions are an awe-inspiring sight, and when translated into abstract painting, they can make intriguing artwork.

But this painting is not the full story.

You see, it is cropped from a larger painting and now tells a very different story from the uncropped version, which can be seen below.  To me, the uncropped painting does not work compositionally and looks confusing and lost. 

This is a good example of when cropping art can occasionally enhance its composition, emphasize the subject matter, and change its meaning and visual interest. 

Here is the full, uncropped painting.

Cosmic Eruption. An abstract painting by Annette Price.

 What do you think? Which do you prefer? 

 Check back tomorrow for another painting. 

 

 

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