Painter: Grace Hartigan

I found this image on All The Mountain’s blog this week and I can’t stop looking at it. It reminds me that I need to get back to painting. Having a studio in our house hasn’t worked out. My “space” becomes a place to drop sails and 2 x 4s. No matter how hard I try working from home and having a studio it’s not working out. I’m searching for an inexpensive space in town I can go to for some solace.

The painting above by Grace Hartigan was shot by Gordon Parks for Life magazine. I really really love it! It’s big, colorful, and abstract. My kind of painting. Have a great weekend!

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  1. Both my husband and I are fine arts majored, schooled in New York. It’s really nice to see someone highlighting the influence of the female painters during the expressionist period in New York. Thanks.


  2. That painting is gorgeous! I love all the New York School work from mid-Century. I can’t remember if Grace was a Hans Hofmann student but that painting sure seems to reflect his influence.


  3. Thank you for sharing these – the photos (and the paintings, and the women, and All The Mountains;) are so beautiful. I can relate to what you are saying about the challenge of keeping a home studio. It seemed to work fine when I was single, but is much harder to keep the time sacred with a husband and family. My goal is to spend 15 minutes a day in there. Usually I wind up staying a lot longer, but then, if its only an hour – instead of feeling guilty I can’t paint for an entire day – I feel like I’ve scored extra time.