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.


Spiritual Sanctuary

Spiritual Sanctuary

Spiritual Sanctuary

Mixed media;

  • Acrylic paints
  • House paint
  • PVA glue
  • Talcum powder
  • Wood base approx. 13cm x 25cm  

Peace and calm. 

For this painting, I mixed together, in approximately equal portions, matte white house paint, PVA glue and talcum powder to create a texture paste. I applied it to the board with a palette knife, then drew into it with a wide-toothed comb. The lines have softened but are still clearly visible.

After it had dried thoroughly, I painted a very diluted glaze in pale blue with a little red over the painting to allow the paint to pool in the creases. I then used my gelli plate to add texture to the surface in burnt umber and white.

 Check back tomorrow for another painting.....



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