I’m obsessed with grids; it started a little over a year ago. It’s partly an obsession with squares even though my grids aren’t exactly squares.
The longstanding goal has been: how do I achieve what I do in a drawing but on a painting?
How do I use oil paints but reinvent how I’m using them? How do I get back to oil painting but not the way I used it in the past and on my first painting? How can I mix pens with oil paint or other paint.
Here are some works in progress:
I’m not sure about my own rules I’ve followed created by this project:
Fill the whole surface with colored in grids.
Don’t put two “squares” next to each other of the same color.
Don’t put a color too often near itself.
Make sure the painting doesn’t get too dark.
Cover over big patches of paint.
When I first took a drawing class back in the dark ages and found out I wanted to be a visual artist I had this feeling of needing to cover the entire surface, more with paint than when using other materials.
In another post I will show and tell some more.
None of these have oil paint in them as I haven’t reached that goal.
I am discovering a whole new world by using paint pens with permanent markers and gel pens. All the white spots are actually basic Bic White Out, which used to be called “Liquid Paper”.