How to create a simple layout? (example included)

I’m trying to get my website to look similar to [this one] (

Goal: Create a layout similar to “the work section” that is displayed in the example I included.

I was originally tried to do a 2 by 4 grid layout with a div block in the appropriate grid slots and the image as the background (within the div block). But noticed that when I included text all of the padding was evenly spaced throughout.

I don’t know if this is the correct approach or if I should be doing something completely different.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Here is my site Read-Only: