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.


Phantom Hues

Phantom Hues

Phantom Hues

Mixed-media painting.

  • Acrylic paints
  • Chalk pastels
  • Glass crystal clear and AB Rhinestones
  • 140 x 95mm Bockingford Watercolour paper

This is the last in a series of five paintings painted on postcard sized pieces of watercolour paper. Each painting began with a pastel background which I then worked on with acrylic paints using pallet knives.

These little paintings have given me inspiration for a series of larger paintings that I am planning to create. They will incorporate found, discarded objects, disguising them with colour and abstract pallet knife shapes, giving the objects a new purpose and asking who used them before and why.  


Pastel drawing background for 'Phantom Hues' abstract painting.

This painting started with a chalk pastel background as seen above. Acrylic paint was applied on top with a pallet knife before I added the Rhinestones. 

Check back tomorrow for another painting.....



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