Hosting April 2013 challenge for art journalers at artjournaling.ning.com 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.
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.