Saturday, March 31, 2012

What Is Black And White And Red All Over?

The answer is: My new painting. 

I have a really long red wall in my bedroom across from my bed which has been calling out to me for some decorations.  I wanted something cool to look at, so I decided to paint a large canvas 36 X 48.  There were of course so many options, so many directions I could have gone in, but then I was inspired.  Because my bedroom is red, white and gold, I didn't feel that bringing in more colors would look good.  I wanted a predominately white painting.  I settled on modern, abstract art.  I used several different brush sizes and I used acrylic paint.  Here is the final result (I think).

Another view.

I don't think it is obvious just looking at the painting for the first time, but there is a theme or rather a pattern.  Can you tell what it is?  Keep thinking about it while I show you some texture and a close up of my favorite section.

Okay, since my blog is about telling you how I accomplish my projects, I will start from the beginning.  Have you guessed yet what the theme is?  The idea just popped into my head, blame it on Gucci and Louis Vuitton monogramming:  the painting is made of equal amounts of my initials IG layered and layered on top of each other in white, black and red. I very much wanted texture and heavier areas of paint.  Here is the progression of the layers.  I would love to know what you think of the final product, good or bad, comment below.  Layer one and two.

I really liked this stage, especially what was going on at the bottom on the left side, but it was still too obvious that I was painting I's and G's so I kept going.  Almost there.

And the final product, back to the first shot I posted above.  Now you can't help but look for the letters, right?  That's okay, they blend in much more which was my aim.

Thanks for stopping by and Stay tuned for MORE CREATIVITY!


  1. It's so RAD! I love it!!!
    wicked cool.

  2. This is so cool! What brand paint did you use?

  3. Thank you! I am glad you like it. I use liquitex acrylic paint that I bought at Michael's but you can find it in other stores. I used titanium white, Mars black and crimson red.