Blue-Green Cell Cycle 4

Blue-Green Cell Cycle 4 is just like one of those illustrations in your biology textbook – except that this one doubles as an original abstract painting. Starts with a single cell on the top left and ends up with 2 daughter cells on the bottom right. All in vivid shades of yellow, green and blue. Perfect for the lab or office, or as a gift for your favorite bio-geek.

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This painting was made using a wet-in-wet technique. After I draw a grid on the paper, I paint the squares and allow them to dry. Next, I re-wet a cell-shaped area, wait a few seconds, and then add a second color of wet paint. The paint “bleeds” naturally, creating either a “cell” with awesome natural fractal patterns or a big old blob. If the former occurs, I wait a few more seconds and add another color – the nucleus. Then I do this a few more times.

Painted with Winsor and Newton Artist’s Watercolors on extra heavy Arches paper (300lb).

Overall size 12 x 12 inches. Fits a standard scrapbook-size frame, or the ikea 20 x 20 Ribba frame. Signed.

About Erika Jurney

Erika Jurney is the founder of Try Handmade. She loves the handmade and wants you to love it too.

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