Size: 9.5″ x 7.75″
Beyond was created using spray paint and paint markers on a 5″ x 7″ canvas board. It comes framed without glass.
Beyond started life as a simple abstract painting made with spray paint. I used several shades of blue spray paint with a hint of silver added in. During the drying process, the paints blended much more than anticipated. It’s a beautiful piece but very subtle. Since it is such a small piece I knew I had to do something more to it.
There is something about Beyond that makes me think of the depths of space. At the time I made this piece I was playing a lot of No Man’s Sky, a video game about space exploration. I’m fairly certain that played a role in my decision to draw a planet & stars on the piece. Those elements were drawn on with a paint marker. This was my first time using paint marker over spray paint but I think it come out very well.
Finding a frame for this piece was no small task. I have multiple types of ‘test frames’ in my studio that I use to try out colors and styles. I had an old silver frame that I tried on a lark. It fit the piece surprisingly well. Finding a new silver frame proved to be something of a challenge. The one you see pictured turned out even better than the original. The light and contrast of the frame combined with the grungy texture screams “sci-fi” to me. I love it when a frame really adds a new dimension to a piece and I think this one does.