Painting: Acrylic, Latex and Graphite on Canvas.
Cheryl Johnson Artist
I have always had a love affair with Joan Mitchell and finally I just let loose and emulated her style. What a joy to simply use energy to paint.
Joan Mitchell is known for the compositional rhythms, bold coloration, and sweeping gestural brushstrokes of her large and often multi-paneled paintings. Inspired by landscape, nature, and poetry, her intent was not to create a recognizable image, but to convey emotions.
This painting was inspired by Joan Mitchell.
I love to explore technique and style and enlarge my skills. The paintings that I create are meant to bring you joy, and pleasure. I hope they inspire and uplift, as well as enhance your interiors.
I believe that our homes should be sanctuaries that surrounds us with comfort, color, beauty and the things we love.
I loved creating the colors and brush work in this work. I hope you feel an emotional connection to this work, or perhaps LOVE Joan Mitchell like I do.
I hope this painting makes you feel good, then I’ve accomplished what I set out to do.
Hopefully, you’ll want this painting in your home or office! Or maybe you’re considering this artwork for a special gift. This one is hard to part with today! Thank you, Joan!
These are ideal for someone who wants abstract art.
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Keywords: Compositional Rhythms, Joan Mitchell Paintings, Bright, Brushstrokes, Gestural, Colorful, Joan Mitchell, Luminaries, Abstract Expressionists, Original Art For Sale
Styles: Abstract, Abstract Expressionism, Impressionism, Landscape, Modern
Mediums: Acrylic, Latex, Graphite#cheryljohnsonartist
Here we go again. Falling in love with the simplicity and the power of shape and the beauty of color and color combinations. I am continually in awe of all you can learn on the internet.
Today I fell in love with the weaving of Gunta Stolzl
I started searching about rugs and weaving and came across Christopher Farr | Cloth and then the search was on. His fabrics and rugs are incredible. I perused his site and love that he has made rugs based on the Bauhaus Designs. Perhaps he loved Gunta also.
BACK To Gunta
Then after more searching, I explored the works of “Gunta Stölzl who was a German textile artist who played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop. The weaving workshop was one of the most successful workshops at the Bauhaus. It was primarily attended by women. Here, they experimented with both traditional and industrialized weaving techniques. The colour and formal vocabulary was strongly influenced by Paul Klee’s theories. The Bauhaus fabrics were produced as yard goods, and new types of synthetic fibres were developed for upholstery fabrics. Read More
Paul Klee essentially developed his theory of art during his time at the Bauhaus. In 1920, in his book on the theory of art, ‘Creative Confession’, he stated, ‘Art does not reproduce the visible but makes it visible.’
Gunta Stolzl created immense change within the textile field by uniting art practices taught at Bauhaus with traditional textile techniques and became the first woman Master at the Bauhaus school. Read More History of Textile art. https://www.textileartist.org/textile-artist-gunta-stolzl-1897-1983/
Her works were by a human of rare talent.
Take the time to explore Gunta Stolzl a wonderful weaver. Read more about Gunta Stölzl who was a German textile artist who played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop. Wikipedia
When Gunta Stölzl leaves the Bauhaus in 1931 in the wake of a rebellion in the weaving workshop, Anni Albers takes over as head of the workshop, thereby becoming one of the few women to hold such a position. Learn more see: Josef and Anni Albers
New artist for me. I love the simplicity of this piece and the space and placement. I love how clean his work is. Wonderful African American artist.
Felrath Hines is an abstract painter whose harmony and balance come from introspection and a search for beauty. In the 80’s and 90’s, Felrath Hines painted geometric abstractions. Felrath Hines was a founding member of Spiral. Felrath HInes began experimenting with cubism, then moved into abstract expressionism …readmore
As artists how we deal with the removal of recognizable objects and move to shape and form or color is a challenge and a reward.
Today I meandered all around looking at sites and came across DC Moore Gallery and discovered Mary Frank. Her work took my breath away. She does a drapping with clay that is so sensitive.
Born in London, England, in 1933 Mary Frank moved to the United States with her family in 1940. In the early 1950s she studied with Hans Hoffman and Max Beckmann. Frank works across disciplines as a sculptor, painter, photographer and gifted ceramic artist. Without allegiance to any particular way of working…
Mary has said of clay, “It is an astounding medium… so alive and dead, both…It doesn’t breathe on its own, but you can breathe into it and change it.” Mary breathes emotion and insight into all of her work,
How wonderful to have a work speak to you so that you want to whisper back…I get it.
Frank has said of the faces of her women that they exist in a state of grace conveyed by the Yiddish saying, “Out of longing, and out of song, time was created. And there is always just enough time for one more day.” She continues, “I want to make that state of grace palpable.”
Spend the time searching her..the read will inspire you. “Mary Frank’s figure sculptures have been described as sensual, sublime, erotic, metaphorical, poetic and profoundly moving. Frank herself has said, “All myths deal with transformations.” It is this view which marks Mary Frank as unique among contemporary artists. At a time when figurative work has not been an artistic imperative, Frank imparts a sense of the timeless and elemental to her work, placing her among the foremost figurative artists of our time. ” Jewish Womens Archive
I also love her paintings. see more
“There’s something about her, and the only word I can think of is magic,” read more
I have seen Sam Gilliam’s work in museums and I must admit. I walked up and looked at his work, first because it was drapped hanging canvas and I thought how wonderful that is. Then, secondly, because I liked what I saw. Next time go look at who the artist is when you see something you like. Take the time to learn more.
As an artist, I am constantly looking and learning from other artists. I somewhere in all of my searching have been looking for my own voice and hoping to hear familiar words and sounds in other artists work so I might join their tribe. I joined the Abstract Expressionists because I like the language they speak.
I love his titles: “Yet do I marvel,” “The Music of Color.” I hear you Sam. Thank you for inspiring me.
Go look at Sam Gilliam again, now in his eighties, his work is getting more recognition. How wonderful is that? Gilliam’s career is long “and it has been successful. I pray one day they say that about my work.
Go read more about him:
“Whatever you call it, Gilliam has been enjoying an unprecedented level of attention in recent years. The 84-year-old artist represented the US at the Venice Biennale way back in 1972; he was the first African American artist to do so. But his market has been slow to catch up—until now.”
A Long Time Coming
Gilliam’s late-breaking commercial success comes despite—or perhaps because—he eschewed a conventional path for most of his life.
He did things his own way, Binstock says, “by not signing on with a gallery; by selling out of the studio; by making abstract art when abstract painting was unfashionable; and by making abstract painting when black artists were being called upon by other culturally influential people in the black community to make art that was in line with the political cause. In other words, he actually did nothing that he needed to do in order to become successful.”
Take the time to learn more about Sam Gilliam you will marvel.
“Most painters are better when they’re older,” he says. “They’re mature. Single-minded. And they have something to say because they practiced, made a lot of mistakes, and they’re cultured.” Sam Gilliam
Sam am I old enough yet? Cheryl Johnson Artist