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Breathing In, Breathing Out

2006, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 48, by Jenny Badger Sultan

Painting titled 'Breathing In, Breathing Out', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge

This painting uses the same grid as Breath of the Compassionate, only with the crosses rotated.

First I did a layer of pure experimentation with color, gestural brush strokes, texture.

Then I laid out the grid and puzzled for a while about how to treat the crosses--trying out many different ideas. Finally I settled on this very simple color gradation, from gray to red-brown, which has a kind of movement and glow.

Finally, within each octagonal star I painted a small mandala using symmetries from one to thirteen.

Detail of painting  'Breathing In, Breathing Out', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge Detail of painting  'Breathing In, Breathing Out', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge

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