This painting is part of an ongoing "Ethereal Abstraction" series. I paint standing up with the painting lying flat so I can control the paint application better. Using fluid acrylics, I apply layers and layers of color. Scraping, scratching and painting back into it to reveal subtle texture, color, shape and patterns.

- Patrick O'Boyle

Ethereal Abstraction 19

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Patrick O'Boyle
Charlotte, North Carolina

Getting to Know Patrick

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.