Dots No26

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

Dots is a vibrant and varied series of abstract paintings exploring the relationship between transparency and opacity, and plays with the idea of ‘spy holes’. It plays with colour, simulated and physical texture and makes intensive use of spray paints and stencilling. It’s roots are in my love of collecting ‘many alike’ objects into complex arrangements.

It is the culmination of several years of practice and experimentation with spray paints, and their combination with more traditional fine art paints and techniques.

19.5 x 27.5″ (70 x 50 cm) canvas size
29.5 x 21.5 x 1″  (75 x 55 x 3 cm) framed size

This piece was created using careful an complex layers of colour and texture, applied using a variety of techniques and high-quality acrylic-based paint. It is supplied ready to hang complete with bespoke-finished frame, signed on the rear and dispatched with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Below are images of the finished, framed painting. If you skim to the end you can see some photos and videos of the painting’s creation.

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

A video posted by Nicki MacRae (@nicki_macrae) on

Work in progress: 'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae
Work in progress: 'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae
Work in progress: 'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae
Work in progress: 'Dots 26' abstract painting by Nicki MacRae

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