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Image of Chief
  • Image of Chief
  • Image of Chief
  • Image of Chief
  • Image of Chief

painting of a woman enjoying a painting by Franz Kline

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
free shipping

In the late 1940s, chancing to project some of his many drawings on the wall,
Franz Kline found that their lines, when magnified, gained abstraction and sweeping force.

Many canvases after this discovery reproduce a drawing on a much larger scale.
The miniature becomes the monumental.

'Chief' was the name of a locomotive Kline remembered from his childhood,
when he had loved the railway. Many viewers see machinery in Kline's images,
and there are lines in 'Chief' that imply speed and power as they rush off the edge of the canvas.

I create small studies like Chief in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.

These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.

Shipping takes about two weeks no matter where you live in the world. Price includes shipping and handling. You'll receive your painting safely packaged and ready to frame.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma