Artist

Patrick O'Boyle
Charlotte, North Carolina

Patrick O’Boyle primarily paints in a studio, rarely using reference material other than his own thoughts and dreams. He always paints in a series of five; at the end of the fifth painting he revisits and reworks all of them until he feels they’re complete. Using extra-long handles on his brushes, Patrick paints at a distance from the canvas so he can see the works evolve as a whole from the one color he starts with to the vibrant array at the end. When he’s not making art, Patrick spends time with his wife and three kids, lifts weights, rows, and plays soccer. Fun fact: Patrick was an All American soccer player in college.

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Ethereal Abstraction Series 8
by PATRICK O'BOYLE


Acrylic painting on masonite board
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2015

12" h x 9" w x 2" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.

$300


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This painting is from my "Ethereal Abstraction" series. The dictionary describes ethereal as extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world. I tried to create a surface that has shapes of color and open spaces for an airy quality that is pleasing for the viewer. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the sides are finished in gold leaf to give the painting a traditional, modern appeal. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Masonite board

Masonite board is a thin, smooth panel of highly compressed wood. If not already framed, most masonite board artwork will require framing.

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