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.

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  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.

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  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.

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