Grid, After Paul Klee

I don’t remember precisely, the name of the first painting I saw, of Paul Klee’s rough grids of colored squares.  Here are some of Klee’s paintings in the style to which I refer: Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black; Coming to Bloom; Altimetry of Stripes; Rhythmical, Glass Facade. I looked for patterns of color, but could […]

Grid Position No. 11

The final position in my grid is second painting totally surrounded by others in the grid. This painting has more variations in texture than in color. The composition stands by itself, however, with enough white space and faint charcoal lines to keep the interest of the viewer. The small blue patch at the upper right appears to be […]

Grid Position No. 10

The tenth, or penultimate position in my grid is one of only two paintings in this series totally surrounded by other paintings of the grid. This painting has a wider range of colors than most of the other grid entries. It also is continues the patterns of the adjacent grids. I like the charcoal lines that […]

Grid Position No. 9

The ninth position in my grid is directly above grid #8, and is the last of the three portrait-oriented grid entries.  It is also the final painting on the perimeter of the original grid of 11 paintings. Combined with the painting in grid #8, we see the continuation of the gentle curve of the red-gray-blue arc. The […]

Grid Position No. 8

The eight position in my grid is to the left of grid #7 (at the 7 o’clock position) continuing  in the clockwise direction on the original grid of 11 paintings. Out of the eleven individual paintings, #8 is one of three that is oriented in the portrait position (where the short dimension is the width and the long […]

Grid Position Number 7

The seventh position in my grid is directly to the left of grid #6, continuing to move in a clockwise direction on the original grid of 11 paintings. The design on this grid entry stands on its own, but is also part of the whole. However, if this grid entry was a jigsaw-puzzle part of the bigger grid, I venture […]

Grid Position No. 6

The sixth position in my grid is directly below grid #5, continuing to move in a clockwise direction on the original grid of 11 paintings. The design on this grid entry stands on its own, but the red curve is a continuation of the line begun in the previous sequential grid entry. [Note: I didn’t think that grid […]

Grid Position No. 5

The fifth position in my grid is directly below grid #4, also moving in a clockwise direction on the original grid of 11 paintings. We have a somewhat different design in this module. It reminds me of a solar eruption. It is incomplete and unbalanced. This design doesn’t make a lot of sense unless paired with the next grid […]

Grid Position No. 4

The fourth position in my grid is the next sequential painting in the clockwise direction on the original grid of 11 paintings. Red is beginning to show on the left; the skinny blue and red lines move toward the right edge, compared to the same color lines as the painting in grid position #3. This study […]

Grid Position No. 3

The study below is in position #3 of my crumpled-paper grid. We’re starting to round the corner and start onto the second row. Even though this piece is directly adjacent to the artwork in Grid Position No. 2, it has a different palette and a different feel. The charcoal lines mark the ridges of the rumpled paper, giving […]