First I'm going to tell you about the process of this canvas. It's the largest canvas I have completed. I learned that some of the techniques I used were invented by Helen Frankenthaler, a color field expressionist from Chicago. The first layer of paint I mixed with gesso and a lot of water.
Before starting to paint I moved the furniture around in my small living room, I tack a tarp down, roll the canvas out, I mix the paint with water and gesso. The goal is for the paint colors to be many different consistencies and not be tinted and shades hues rather than pure out of the tube color.
I started to paint this canvas on the floor where paint could mix organically as i poured and smeared and tilted. When the canvas was completely saturated I knew to walk away, by the next morning the painting was dry the canvas stiff and crispy. For the next layer I nailed it to the wall to create dripping effects. It sat unfinished for almost a year. I finally finished the Spring in Bloom in April 2019 and stapled it to its 66x54 in frame.
Spring in Bloom embodies the life of spring, its the joy nature's cycle. When everything awakes from slumber and light warms the earth.