This painting creates interest through the variation between the areas of free-form "grid" and the areas of wash, all of it made through a pouring of paint, then later going in and filling in the areas wherein the colors formed grids. I was thinking of the Tsumani in Japan and left some of the washed areas for that purpose, because it looked like a land mass that had been washed over, eradicating farmland. Of course, my associations are not critical to appreciating the patterns of that comprise the entire work, which, I hope, is visually interesting in and of itself. The pale rose at the top is carried throughout in areas of grid, as is the light green on the right side. Deep red, gold, blue and aqua are also repeated. It's a dramatic work, visually challenging, but also makes a bold statement on a wall. It is currently framed in a simple 1-inch wide black wood frame that doesn't add any additional height or width.
acrylic on canvas