This piece is an abstract, orange original CONTEMPORARY PAINTING, [aint life grand, 2020 by ryan lutz].  We offer European cotton rag fine art prints of all original art. Various sizes and museum quality framing to complement your decor, and budget.

These photos were taken in newport, RI.   Many beautiful photos taken  on this day, Which began the worst week, months of my life.  And what pushed me into creating these contemporary paintings.  I choose the name "aint life grand" as a tongue and cheek type reaction.    

Quite honestly, I was, and am quite irate at the situation, and the avoidable loss of my partner.  And when making this piece, I was very angry.  And I think that conveys in the piece.  Im trying to be positive, and move on.  But sometimes that is hard.  

Aint life grand also being a widespread panic song which I love, and also has a very melancholy tone. To me, seemingly a statement about the challenges and heataches of life.  Its really a somber song.   While also punctuating that assessment of life with the statement "Aint life grand!"  The song really reads more like a question.  

19x24in,Transfer drawing, watercolor, charcoal