Thursday, February 2, 2012

inspired by Hofmann!

sketchbook, designs inspired by Hofmann

Hofmann, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Hofmann, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
I've been enjoying reading more about the life of Hans Hofmann in Cynthia Goodman's biography. Plus, in my travels, I have seen some of Hofmann's paintings in person. Brilliant color. Color fields. A sense of push/pull.

One afternoon, as I sketched the views outside the window, I thought of what I have read and seen of Hofmann's work. It changed how I drew, the colors I chose, and how I arranged the shapes.

Do you like Hans Hofmann?


Dewberry Fine Art said...

Love what you have done here. Such a new and wonderful perspective.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I couldn't stand it, I had to buy the book. Looking forward to a new perspective. Thanks!

Casey Klahn said...

On my list! Looks like a well illustrated book.

I greatly admire the way you worked in a Hoffman inspired style. Cool.

SamArtDog said...

Yes, i have Goodman's book Hofmann is a magician. I've stared at his stuff long enough to see after-images. They work, too!
I've always liked the blocks in your sketchbook. This Hofmann page makes a very pleasing color pattern.

Are you home from you roadtrip yet?

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Dori: You will love the book!

Casey: great to go back to the teacher of WK, so much to learn.

Sam: the Hofmann brights were a joy to work with in the sketchbook and plan to work with them in the studio when I get home, in the Spring.