I love the challenge of painting color fields. Though Helen Frankenthaler was the first to paint color fields, Mark Rothko is probably the first artist that comes to mind when someone talks about mid century color field painting. Why do I find block painting a challenge? Taking big blocks of color and making them interesting by using multiple layers is necessary but the reward is watching them develop before my eyes that I find exciting. This is one of my paintings using neutrals for background and blue for my blocks.
It's Friday. Where did this week go? I have added two more recent paintings that follow the same minimal design and palette as my 'Mulberry Row' seen in the post below. 'Gold Horizon' and 'Two Gold Rocks' are each 30"x 40". There is something soothing and refreshing about the composition of these pieces. They are available and being offered unframed.
The commissioned painting made it back from the framers and installed in it's beautiful new home. 'Catalina's Light' is an acrylic 42"x74" modern abstract framed in a white floating frame. The actual painting was painted 48"x80" allowing for three inches on each side to be wrapped around on stretcher bars. There was so many under layers to this piece that I lost count bring each layer that peeks through spontaneous interest to this recreated piece from my original painting 'Dawn's Light'. With all of the thin under layers applied to this piece it looks like an oil painting. Thank you to my clients for sharing. _Love
With the heart of a minimalist who paints complicated. I live contently in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. Welcome to my world.