I received a postcard today from a good friend who is working at a museum in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. From the picture, it looks very lovely and I too wish I was living in a hut on beach, snorkeling and swimming my free time away. Ah well, who needs Vitamin D anyway, its -8 here today!
The picture on the card reminded me a bit of this painting below.
I remember seeing this in Washington, DC when I was about 11 or so. It was huge (to me then). Looks likes its watercolour, doesn’t?
Its not. Its actually oil. The artist, Helen Frankenthaler, introduced a new technique by painting directly onto the canvas, diluting the oil paint so the colour would soak the canvas, creating different effects around each area. Thus, a new generation of the Colour Field school was born.
I’m off to buy a fresh new notebook today, with hopes to soak it with new thoughts. For a new year.