Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Homage to Frances Gearhart (1869 - 1958)

Frances Gearhart was a water colorist and print maker.  I came across some of her color woodblock prints several years ago and fell in love with them.  It seems she did most of her printmaking during the 1920's, 30's and 40's when the Japanese style of color block printing was most popular.  The black key block technique used to unify the color areas has a strong visual impact.  I wondered how that would translate into a large format painting.  Here are a couple of my acrylic paintings.

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