The surface is built up by dripping multiple layers of thick color. There is also an underpainting of concentric rings in teal and yellow. Once dry, a belt sander is used to pull and level the multi-colored surface. Blue acrylic is then troweled smooth to fill in the negative spaces. Five concentric rings are painted in white and then it is belt sanded to pull and draw the color one last time. 

This painting is on cradled cabinet-grade birch plywood, with homemade walnut ink rubbed by hand into the sides to accentuate the natural grain. The artwork comes ready to hang.

- Justin Simcik

Mini Structures (Blue)

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on back

8" h x 8" w x 2" d
1 lbs. 1 oz.



Justin Simcik
Sedona, Arizona

Getting to Know Justin

Justin Simcik enjoys experimental and non-traditional applications of paint. Instead of using paintbrushes, he drips it, airbrushes it, and trowels it onto the canvas. Sometimes he even uses a squeegee or mechanical invention. When he’s not painting, he enjoys taking photographs of nature while vacationing and hiking. These photographs become his sketchbook and inform his paintings. He currently lives in California. Fun fact: he’s been giving himself his own haircuts for the last 20 years.