Monday, July 14, 2008

A new piece

I've written about how I was overwhelmed by the now closed Color Field exhibit in DC. The grandeur, colors, and sweeping vision of the pieces was very special. I came back enthused and then failed miserably to reflect what I had absorbed into my own work.

Instead of giving up I decided to try using a common material from their repertoire, namely unprimed canvas. I bought some unprimed cotton, mounted it on a board and started staining and washing with color. The piece sat for a while and then I decided to change it up a bit with some splashed blue.

So here it is, a large -- maybe 54" x 36" -- homage to Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski, Morris Louis and Sam Francis, amongst others.

Blue Moon. Acrylics on unprimed canvas. 54" x 36"

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