I love, love, love Helen Frankenthaler's use of big, bold, vibrant colour. She is another female artist whom I'm so glad lived in my lifetime. What an inspiration. Her work was known as colour field paintings and she would actually pour colour onto large sheets of raw canvas. When I began exhibiting work I was working on raw canvas because I loved how the colour blended but for longevity, galleries asked that I begin working on primed canvas, though both she and Emily Carr worked however they chose and I sometimes want to return to my previous way of working. Perhaps one day I will spend time alone in the mountains with a large roll of canvas and experiment.
AIRdirondack Art Project