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This painting was a slow dance with oil paint. It painted itself. This piece literally and figuratively pulled me into color and positivity. I love how this turned out. I had no idea what to expect. It was a leap of faith.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

February 14, 2022

Susan Wolfe Huppman’s Karma's warm, diffused colors and mysterious depth bring to mind the stained canvases of master Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler. Huppman writes that “[i]t painted itself", which is in many ways a hallmark of Abstract Expressionism but also a tremendously difficult painterly accomplishment. Many artists claim to give themselves over to the process and let it consume them to the point of the brush taking over the mind, but the creative autonomy of the current composition is beyond doubt. The way the colors seamlessly bleed into each other to culminate in a near undefinable palette breathes a spontaneity that can only be accomplished by an artist who surrenders themselves to the process. However, this can only be completed successfully by someone who has mastered their craft enough to develop an intuition about color and form.

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Susan Wolfe Huppman
Painting - Unframed
Oil, Canvas
36.00 inches wide
48.00 inches tall
0.80 inches deep
4.00 lbs
Reisterstown, MD, US