Homage to Helen

I have been learning a little about Helen Frankenthaler and her work recently and as part of the understanding of her staining process, have had a play in the studio with the process.
I love learning about other artists and their process although I rarely imitate others work as my own process is intuitive and that is what I love most about painting. The idea of preplanning spoils it for me.
It is fun to play around with ideas and techniques though and so I had an explore with Helen's staining process, although I used a gesso primed canvas instead of raw which contained the bleed somewhat. 
It is so freeing to 'throw down' paint and see where it leads you. I thought I would share the result! Hope you like it.
(This is a quick Iphone snap, but I will photograph it properly for the Gallery section.)
 

'Homage to Helen' Oil and Glaze on Canvas 18" x 36" 2015

'Homage to Helen'
Oil and Glaze on Canvas
18" x 36"
2015