Acrylic abstracts – I make close-up and macro images of sections of acrylic paintings to show the pattern and texture detail within the artwork.


#5443

acrylic abstracts

#5429

acrylic abstracts

During the Covid-19 lockdown I took part in a 30-day challenge where I produced a painting every day. I have come to detest some of the work, the whole of this one being a case in point, but it was a useful exercise nonetheless and some decent work did come from it. And even the the whole painting doesn’t really work, as you can see for yourself below, it has produced some interesting close-up pictures.

#5401

acrylic abstracts

I number each piece of work and that number is catalogued against each image taken so I can identify the source painting. 5401 was the first painting I started and this section has been painted over a number of times as I take images between adding layers when I see patterns and textures that appeal to me.

Original inspiration

acrylic abstracts

This image was the original inspiration for starting to produce my own acrylic abstract paintings. It’s actually a photo of a cast iron Victorian fireplace that I was stripping off layers of paint that had been applied over the years.