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something i did last year but it much more of a bloCking-in-colour-filling-in-a-large-amount-of-space-way

now i am painting and staining the marks that make sense to make to tell the story

Helen Frankenthaller was the first painter to do this

FLAT PAINTING

.Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland- colourists

Ms. Frankenthaler poured turpentine-thinned paint in watery washes onto the raw canvas so that it soaked into the fabric weave, becoming one with it.

Her staining method emphasized the flat surface over illusory depth, and it called attention to the very nature of paint on canvas, a concern of artists and critics at the time. It also brought a new, open airiness to the painted surface and was credited with releasing color from the gestural approach and romantic rhetoric of Abstract Expressionism.

IT DOES FEEL LIKE BLEEDING, THE PAINTER CAN FEEL THE MOVEMENT OF PAINT FLOWING OUT AND BEYOND ME

prussian, worked down grains with turps and black gloss, dark, deep, seething with glowing pigment- a l i v e

 

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