She wasn’t a late developer at all: for over ten years her work was shunned. Then in 1924, this started to change, as did her painting.
In just a few years, she painted more than 200 works documenting the totems and villages of the First Nation peoples of the Pacific North-West.
Early paintings by this prolific and highly innovative painter who concentrated on totems of indigenous peoples of the Pacific North-west, and wonderful trees and forests.
In which he paints The Scream, shoots himself in the hand, exhibits The Frieze of Life, and paints some monumental works – in scale and intent.
In addition to painting one of the major Neo-Impressionist masterpieces showing poplar trees, he built a series of Post-Impressionist pines-beach-bathers of distinction.
Chroma is hard to separate from lightness. An important painting point is that mixing paints cannot increase chroma. Instead it tends to reduce it towards muddy grey.
Although lightness and chroma can usually be approached successfully using methodical approaches, long experience has shown that hue is much more hit or miss. Developing a good ‘eye’ for colours is generally much more important.