Jules Olitski was a printmaker, painter and sculptor who worked during the Abstract Expressionist movement. An offshoot of this movement was the Color Field School. Color field artists got rid of gestural brushstrokes and form altogether, instead they wanted color itself to be the focus of their work.
For this Color Fields project, you will need:
- A small canvas, canvas board, or heavy paper
- Acrylic paint, 2-3 colors
- A spatula, palette knife, or rolling pin. If using a rolling pin, wrapping in wax paper is suggested to prevent staining. If these items are not available, a ruler or other rigid, straight edge can be used.
- Paper towels or a rag
Note: It's recommended that your surface be covered with newspaper or other disposable material as this project can get messy.