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


Large Modern Abstract People Painting – Against the Grain is a Contemporary painting By Modern Artist Sarah Jane with beautiful, fresh colours. A line of people following one another reaching out to another different individual to join in.

  • Large Modern Abstract Art: People 
  • Colours : Navy Blue   White   Black    Lime Green – Pale Yellow    Peach
  • Ready To Hang
  • Acrylic Paints and Oils on Stretched Canvas 


This original Sarah Jane painting is bursting with fresh colours and provides a warm, happy energy.  For a family home, this large modern abstract painting will sit perfectly in a lounge room or place where people gather. 

For the Art Collectors out there, apart from the beautiful visual of the piece, there is a story on this canvas with a moral message about humanity.

With a dark navy background set upon a fresh lower background of lime green pale yellow, abstract figures of people can be seen with their long torsos and odd shaped legs. Together their hands reach out in a dance movement to one another to link with a leader off the the right hand side, marching forward with progress for all attached.

These fun figurative people stand out in the background with the white oil paints blended with a slight tint of black to give texture and a sense of mixed cultures.

One figure off to the left however, is shaped in a different manner than the rest and stands watching, not yet participating despite the out stretched arm of the last figure on the link welcoming the figure in a gesture of acceptance to join in. An individual in their own right, they remain strong and proud to be different going against the grain.

The message in the painting being that it is important to treat others the same way you treat those around you and be kind and welcoming despite ones differences. On the flip side the other message in the painting is that it is okay to be different to the rest of society. Be strong and proud of who you are and resist outside pressures to be anything other than yourself. Make your own choices, its your life!

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Please be aware that all canvases are made from timber and being a natural product have a tendency to be imperfect.  We therefore suggest using a qualified installer to ensure your artwork looks its best on your wall.  Your artwork will come ready to hang with two D rings and a wire already fixed to the back of the canvas. Always ensure the artwork is hung on two fixtures and can hold the weight of the painting. You may wish to use 3mm command wall strips in addition to your hanging fixtures to assist in keeping the artwork flush to the wall.


Please note the images provided are for design purposes only and are not necessarily to scale. We recommend you measure out the painting size on your wall to ensure it will fit your space appropriately.


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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


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Year Painted