together, during the 2021 art residency "remarkable women" we will investigate the contributions of 39 women who have made an impact on american history and who have inspired generations to pursue their dreams.
you are invited for coffee
Helen Frankenthaler &
lillian gilbreth come for coffee
Helen Frankenthaler was an American artist who invented a technique called “soak-stain” in the 1950s. This technique involved using thinned-down paint to create abstract paintings. Instead of using thick, opaque oil paint, Frankenthaler would add paint thinner until the paint was the consistency of watercolor. Then, she would apply it to raw canvas, or canvas that hadn’t been treated with anything. It was like painting onto fabric. She placed her canvas on the floor instead of standing it up on an easel, and when she applied the paint, it would soak the canvas and leave behind a stain. She would sometimes use brushes, rollers, or sponges to manipulate the paint. Frankenthaler would also tilt the canvas, causing the paint to drip and run.