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.