Huge Modern Abstract Painting People Fresh Colours | AGAINST THE GRAIN (182cm x 122cm)


If your space is calling out for fun then Against the Grain is a must consideration. A huge modern abstract painting people bursting with fresh colours.  This painting showcases a linked line of people reaching out to another to join in. By Australian Artist Sarah Jane

  • 182cm x 122cm
  • large contemporary figurative artwork Fresh Colours
  • Acrylic Paints and Oils on Stretched Canvas
  • Navy Blue   White   Black    Lime Green – Pale Yellow    Peach

*International shipping the canvas will be removed from the stretcher and posted in a tube. You will need to restretch in your home country. This will ensure safety of the painting.

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About Against the Grain – Huge Modern Abstract Painting People

If you are after a refreshing statement artwork that packs a punch for size, look no further than Against the Grain. This happy painting ticks all the boxes encompassing visual beauty, meaning and harmonic energy. 

Just between you and me, this is actually one of my favourite modern paintings from my collection. I just love its simplicity of style with minimalist colours transferring the perfect amount of energy.

A peach orange stripe separates a dual coloured background. The stable navy and splash of lime creates the perfect background energy balance in preparation for the foreground story. A moral message about inclusion and individuality.

The story begins with a vision of playful abstract figures. Their long torsos and odd shaped legs form a line of unison connected by their touch of hands in a dance like move.

All united, they reach out to another on the far side as a form of inclusion, welcoming them with an outstretched arm. An individual in their own right however, they humbly decline, preferring to do their own thing and go against the grain.

The moral message being to be kind and welcoming despite ones differences.

This stunningly huge modern abstract painting people is both fun and joyful and the perfect addition to a contemporary home.  Complementing any living area or place where people gather.

Where can I view this painting?

Currently on display at Modern Detail By Sarah Jane, Malvern  South Australia. If you are in Adelaide, contact us to make an appointment for a viewing. If interstate or overseas please contact us to book a video call.

The Making of Against the Grain


Can’t wait to get your Sarah Jane Artwork on the wall? The good news is your artwork comes ready to hang with two D rings and a wire fixed to the back of the stretched canvas.

However, I recommend hanging the painting on the two D rings only where possible. This will reduce the stress on the painting. Oh and remember to always use at least two fixtures in the wall.


Just a reminder, the images on this website are for design purposes only. Therefore they are not necessarily to scale.

A hot tip is to measure out the size of the artwork on your wall before purchase. This will ensure you are happy with the overall look in the space.


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Additional information


Lime Green – Pale Yellow


182cm x 122cm x 3.6cm

Rectangular Landscape

Medium Used

Acrylic Paints and Oils on Stretched Canvas

Ready to Hang

Yes our paintings will come ready to hang with 2 D rings and a wire between them on the back


All our paintings are originals and will be stamped on the front with a signature on the back


We have FREE DELIVERY within Australia. For international deliveries please see cart totals.

Please allow 2 days for packing and 10 days for delivery. All paintings will be sent via courier.

Year Painted