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.


Elegantly Flowing

Elegantly Flowing

Elegantly Flowing

Mixed media "Fluid Art" abstract painting

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

This time I was looking to create a more gentle and flowing fluid abstract. This painting began with a covering of diluted white matt house mixed with a little washing-up liquid. I dribbled colours onto the wet canvas and then gently blew into them to move them around. 

Then I took my wide-toothed comb and swept curly patterns across the canvas. 

I dribbled black, white, gold, red and dark blue all over it in sweeping circles, drawing curvy lines and dabs of colour. 

Look for the very delicate lacy patterns in small areas of the painting - the inclusion of washing-up liquid helped to create these. 




Here are some details from the painting:

Detail from abstract painting called Elegantly Flowing


Detail from abstract painting called Elegantly Flowing


Detail from abstract painting called Elegantly Flowing


 Check back tomorrow to see another painting....



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