Titles of Kansas Landscapes / by Karen Matheis

Giving titles to my present landscapes has been a challenge because they represent a fleeting moment of traveling through Kansas fields while moving in a car. The paintings are a result of memory and experience and not of words.   I have chosen to give each series of paintings a title.  

My newest landscapes are titled the "Kansas Series."  The titles include a play of words for 'color field" ( fields with color or color field painting).  Color field painting is characterized primarily by large fields of flat, solid color spread across the canvas creating areas of unbroken surface and a flat picture plane.  My paintings use squares of flat color that are intertwined in the painting. Each painting is named for particular colors of square