Grid painting Method .Art journal page 40 “L is for Lemon”.

Hosting April 2013 challenge for  art journalers at I offered to explore the Grid painting Method (see my older post about it).Today I am sharing another page which I made using mixed media and the same idea of a Grid. For the challenge we also had to use only Primary colors: Yellow, Red, and Blue, mixing them and creating all Secondary colors such as Purple, Orange, and Green. Another challenging request was to use “junk”: all kind of unwanted materials and leftovers.

Here is the result. Lemon grid painting e

First I divided the page into 6 sections, in my case – rectangular. Each section I painted mixing old craft acrylic paint (purchased long time ago for my kids’ art project and never used since then).Next step – I added some stenciling with acrylics and oil “Paint crème”. After that I treated each section like a separate painting/collage, creating an image of my subject of study – Lemon:

1. Blue background: collage with scrapbooking paper pieces and zentangle-like doodling.

2. Purple background: collage with cutouts from junk mail and chocolate wrap.

3. Yellow background: acrylic painting

4. Orange background: watercolor painting on text book page/collage

5. Green background: acrylic painting/collage

6. Brown background: acrylic and oil pastels painting.

Grid painting is a great method as a study of a specific object.

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About Artfully imperfect

Oksana Tepp was born in Ukraine. Currently resides in USA, Washington state. Married, mother of three sons. Native Russian speaker. Russian Language Instructor and translator/interpreter by former education/profession. Full time mixed media artist since 2010.
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2 Responses to Grid painting Method .Art journal page 40 “L is for Lemon”.

  1. karen conner says:

    Really cool! Love how each block is so different & unique -yet they all have the common ground.

  2. LindyLu says:

    Great way to use up “leftovers” & it shows a lot of different techniques. You have inspired me to start a grid journal with 1 subject shown many ways on each page. What a great way to experiment with different media. Thanks for sharing your art techniques with us.

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