Blue Rectangle in front of CactusWith the current temperatures being around -20°C to -30°C (from a European perspective: North Pole), I have more time to spend on painting. As I wrote in the last post Leave Grey … out of the picture, I returned to my exclamatory pattern and just finished Blue Rectangle in front of Cactus.

In this painting I weaved the paper stripes behind the main layer and cut them open. While I like the colourful background and the new stripe pattern, I still didn’t find the sweet spot between this pattern and a well balanced colour scheme yet. As the colourful background draws the eyes from the main layer, it appears pretty busy.

Blue Rectangle in front of Cactus / Acrylics on mixed, layered paper

Blue Rectangle in front of Cactus
11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm / Acrylics on mixed layered paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

That’s why I want to work on my next study with a brighter painting and a settled colour scheme to make it the exclamatory pattern less disruptive.



Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Geometric abstraction artist based in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada. I work mostly with acrylics on paper, and I prefer large spatulas over brushes.

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