6 x 8"
oil on panel
The very wise art historian Sister Wendy once explained Mark Rothko's work as the natural world around us. This painting, Untitled, 1952, reminds me of autumn tones - Indian summer skies, leaves of browns/reds/golds.
Painting Rothko's colors is my way of practicing the mixing of paints, perhaps discovering tones I may have neglected in my own work. Kinda like adding different spices or herbs to a recipe. It's good exercise.