Before we get into the gorgeous colors of Helen Frankenthaler's paintings, here are my latest business updates:
• Shared some watercolor desktop backgrounds on DesignLoveFest
• My limited edition design for Hello Jonesie is available (hint: it involves embroidery and succulents)
• I'm working on a few branding projects currently - I always wish I could share them sooner! On that note, I have one spot open for branding in April. View my branding process here.
• My shop is coming along! I'm using Shopify at first, with plans to add an additional Etsy shop later. So far Shopify is amazing to use, and the theme I went with is soo gorgeous, I'm seriously in love.
• Need any stock photos? I opened a Creative Market shop!
Now, on to the next Heart Eyes post! Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was an abstract expressionist painter. What I find most interesting about her work is the large scale and use of color - much of her work was in the style of color field painting. Her style changed throughout the decades which I really relate to personally, as I am drawn to so many styles too within watercolor painting. See for yourself the incredible color combinations she used and textures she created below!
"In these paintings, Frankenthaler applied paint through staining–pouring the paints on the canvas and allowing them to mix and spread. This removed the intense and deliberate gestures of painting and yielded an openness that in some ways stood opposed to the dense compositions and paint applications of her predecessors in the New York School. Frankenthaler continued to paint until the end of her life, always finding new ways to explore space and color." - SOURCE
Yep, I want to paint on a massive scale now.