Stain Painting

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  1. I have been stain painting my whole life. I received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1972 and an MFA from NYU in 1977. In a number of my paintings I use masking tape to control the integrity of the image while staining color edge to color edge and letting accidents and interactions happen as a contrast between the two. Morris Louis and the other stain painters of the 60’s were very influential.
    I especially like the hard edge I can achieve with tape and I even use the tape on paper as additional works of art.

    • Thank you for your question. Stain Painting should be included in any 20th Century Art History book. It may be helpful to look for literature about specific artists like Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Mark Rothko and Morris Louis.


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