Friday, March 30, 2007
Tribute to Frankenthaler
2' x 4' watercolor on unprimed canvas
This was done as an experiment. I was reading up on the wonderful abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler and her color field paintings. Helen was the originator of staining unprimed canvas with oil paint, and later on acrylics. Quite a radical approach in the 1950s. Her work is absolutely stunning, and I encourage you to look at her works via the web, or in books.