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.


Flood of Illusions

Flood of Illusions

Flood of Illusions

Digital painting

The Flood of Illusions is an apt metaphor for our digital lives. We are constantly surrounded by a torrent of messages coming at us from all directions, carried on a river of digital images and sounds. It can sometimes be difficult to discern between what is real and what is not when we're inundated with this kind of information overload. Social media platforms, streaming services, news sites; these are the channels through which we experience the world today. But how do we make sure that what we are seeing - and more importantly believing - is authentic?

“Flood of Illusions” is a combination of different fractal designs, which I have combined with vector drawing. By combining the images, and changing them into something quite different, they become more of an illusion, they are not quite what they seem.

What do you think?

Check back tomorrow for another painting. 



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