Ethereal Abstraction 18Patrick O'Boyle
Acrylic painting on Unstretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
30 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
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 & patterns.
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.