This is part of an ongoing series of paintings called "Ethereal Abstraction." The paint is applied in layers and then wiped and scraped to create a purely abstract piece. Acrylic inks have been added and sprayed with water to create subtle color variations. The wrapped sides are finished with a soft white for a contemporary look. The painting has a satin varnish and is ready to hang.

- Patrick O'Boyle

Ethereal Abstract 17

Acrylic paint, acrylic inks on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 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. 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.