From paint an abstract grid

30-paintings-in-30-days: Day 18

 

30-paintings-in-30-days: more of the journey

On Day 18, I indulged myself, and returned to one of my many comfort zones: the abstract grid. “Indulged” is the correct word because this basic gridding technique combines sharp focus and incredible relaxation. I can make these paintings for hours at a time.

The original watercolor painting of  Sometimes a square is just a square is 3×4″ and made on 300# paper. I needed to relax, and what could be more relaxing than to create an abstract grid and then to fill in alternating boxes?  Unwilling to leave well enough alone, I scanned it into Photoshop, posterized it, and then imported it to a bright yellow background.

Sometime a square is just a square is a greeting card at zazzle.com

 

Sometimes a square is just a square
Sometimes a square is just a square    
Original square is just a square
Original Square is just a square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two related paintings.

Part of a group of two, “The Sail #2″ (33×8”) made in 2012 on 300# Arches paper (sold). Made with Painstaking Exuberance in 2011, “Unmade Bed” captures the whimsical spirit of these paintings. Contact me directly (susangainen@comcast.net) to commission a “Sail” or an “Unmade Bed” in a size that works for you.

The Sail #2
The Sail #2

 

 

Unmade Bed
Unmade Bed