Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rothko Explored

While the Rothko style of color field painting appears simple on the surface, I am finding that achieving the depth of color so typical of his work is difficult to achieve. As opposed to the spontaneity and energy of expressionistic painting, color field work requires infinite patience (or perhaps greater skill than mine?) as layers of color are added to create a perception of depth that is reminiscent of tonal painting.

Imagination, Acrylic on canvas, 16"x20", $100

1 comment:

  1. oh wowow. i love rothko's color blocking style. just the thought of the many color combinations--exciting!

    and it really does look simple...thanks for warning me that it isn't because i definitely want to try this style out.