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Small Abstracted Color Field Painting -- Matchsticks
By Michael Pauker
Located in Soquel, CA
Colorful abstracted color field painting of matchsticks by Bay Area artist Michael Pauker (American, b. 1957), circa 2000. Unsigned, but was acquired with a collection of his work. C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Glass, Plastic, Wood, Paper, Oil

Vanishing Markers - Large Rust Color Field Painting
Located in New York, NY
Marc Ross "Vanishing Markers" is an 61 x 60 inch abstract color field painting on canvas. An intense rust color field is modulated by a very subtle thread of interwinding pencil line...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Color Pencil

Minimalist Abstract Red Color-field Painting - Untitled, 7-1-18
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
This color-field painting by Lucas Blok is untitled, dated 7/1/18. It is an acrylic painting on canvas measuring 60”x84”x2”. The painting presents an inviting rich minimalist composi...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Twelfth Night Blue, Contemporary Color Field painting
By Carl Holty
Located in New York, NY
Conceived of as one half of a diptych, together with Twelfth Night Red, the title of this painting suggest a reference to William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night and its main charac...
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Late 20th Century Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Memory Almost in Reach - Large Aqua Blue Color Field Painting
Located in New York, NY
Marc Ross's "Memory Almost in Reach" is an 80 x 60-inch abstract color field painting on canvas. A vibrant and luminous blue aqua color field is modulated by a very subtle thread of ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Color Pencil

Red Before All Other Reds - Large Red Color Field Painting
Located in New York, NY
Marc Ross "Red Before All Reds" is an 80 x 60 inch abstract color field painting on canvas. A vibrant and luminous red color field is modulated by a very subtle thread of interwindin...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Color Pencil

Unafraid of the Night - Large Aqua Blue Color Field Painting
Located in New York, NY
Marc Ross's "Unafraid of the Night" is a 61 x 60-inch abstract color field painting on canvas. A vibrant and luminous aqua blue color field is modulated by a very subtle thread of in...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Color Pencil

Minimalist Abstract Glowing Color-field Painting - Untitled, 5-9-03
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
This 78”x48”x2” painting dated 5-9-03 radiates a quite heat that envelops the viewer in calming glow. The paintings of LUCAS BLOK Born: 1950, Gouda, the Netherlands. He currently ma...
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Early 2000s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Color Field Painting in Sienna (C 16-7)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Acrylic on wood panel 30 x 40 x 2 inches This minimalist, non-objective painting is the work of Ginny Fox, whose process is based on overlapping streaks of paint. Working with rags ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

Like Setting Suns at the Rodeo - Large Green Color Field Painting
Located in New York, NY
Marc Ross "Like Setting Suns at the Rodeo" is a 61 x 60 inch abstract green color field painting on canvas. A vibrant green color field is modulated by a very subtle thread of interw...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Color Pencil

Minimalist Abstract Blue Color-field Painting on Canvas - Untitled, 9-17-18
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
This color-field painting by Lucas Blok is untitled, dated 9-17-18. It is an acrylic painting on canvas measuring 60”x84”x2”. The painting presents an inviting rich minimalist compos...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Abstract Green Color-field Painting on Canvas - Untitled, 5-20-18
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
This color-field painting by Lucas Blok is untitled, dated 5-20-18. It is an acrylic painting on canvas measuring 60”x84”x2”. The painting present an inviting rich minimalist composi...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Abstract Geometric Color-field Painting - Untitled, 1-30-02
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
Untitled, 1-30-02, 45”x60”x2.5” acrylic on canvas presents a tightly balanced symmetrical composition that stretches color relations and structural balance as the eye explores color ...
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Early 2000s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

"Untitled," Ray Parker, Abstract Expressionism Color Field Painting, Jazz
By Raymond Parker
Located in Larchmont, NY
Raymond Parker (1922 - 1990) Untitled, 1983 Acrylic on canvas 22 x 15 inches Signed and dated lower left; dedicated "For Alan" Ray Parker was born in 1922 in South Dakota. After co...
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1980s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Purple Minimalist Abstract Vertical Color-field Painting - Untitled, 5-1-14
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
The paintings of LUCAS BLOK Born: 1950, Gouda, the Netherlands. He currently maintains his studio in Monterey, California Lucas Blok paintings emanate and pulse with a lyrical compl...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Abstract Apple Green Color-field Painting - Untitled, 6-5-17
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
Untitled, 6-5-17, 48”x22”x2” acrylic on canvas. Glowing green soft-edge forms are stimulated by a soft pink vertical bar that echoes it’s glow in the indented side panels of the com...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Radiant Minimalist Abstract Color-field Painting - Untitled, 3-31-21
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
This 84”x60”x2 acrylic on canvas painting is a composition glowing in with yellow framed in pink/violet. Recently completed, the painting almost overwhelms with it’s visual intensit...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Color Field Painting in Mulberry (C16-3)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Acrylic on 3 wood panels Each panel measures 8 x 24 x 2 inches Suggested installation is 1-2 inches between panels, which can be oriented in any direction Overall measurement for pic...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Abstract Minimalist Color-field Painting on Canvas - Untitled, 1-16-16
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
Untitled, dated 1-16-16 is a 48”x30”x2” acrylic on canvas painting presents a warm exploration of reds – from purple/magenta through yellow/orange. The colors are in constant change...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Color Field Painting in Crimson (C16-16)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Acrylic on wood panel Each panel measures 24 x 24 x 1.5 inches This minimalist, non-objective painting is the work of Ginny Fox, whose process is based on overlapping streaks of pai...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Abstract Non-Objective Mid 20th Century Color Field Painting James Daugherty
Located in New York, NY
Abstract Non-Objective Mid 20th Century Color Field Painting James Daugherty James Daugherty (1887 – 1974) "Unidentified Flying Object," 12 x 16 inches. Initialed lower right JD 61....
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1960s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil, Board

Minimalist Large-scale Abstract Color-field Painting - Untitled, 8-25-15
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
This 55”x110”x2” acrylic on canvas painting is untitled, dated 8-25-15. Greens dominate this composition with pinks and skin tones generating new greens and yellows. The painting...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Contemporary Gestural Abstraction "Boat Moon" Color Field Painting Woman Artist
By Francine Tint
Located in Surfside, FL
Boat Moon, in vivid blues a range of blue tones on Arches Paper. not framed. Signed, titled and dated verso. Francine Tint is a New York-based American abstract expressionist paint...
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1990s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Archival Paper

Minimalist Blues and Greens Abstract Color-field Painting - Untitled, 4-5-18
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
Untitled, 4-5-18, acrylic on 48”x22”x2” canvas is a complex composition of radiant blues moving by the repetition by yellow/green staccato vertical bars. The paintings of LUCAS BLO...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Abstract Yellow/Green Color-field Painting - Untitled, 8-17-18
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
Green, yellow and purple pop out of unexpected places as this 40"x40"x2" acrylic on canvas glows before the viewer. The paintings of LUCAS BLOK Born: 1950, Gouda, the Netherlands. ...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Abstract Minimalist Yellow/Pink Color-field Painting - Untitled, 9-23-17
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
This 55” untitled square canvas dated 9-23-17 plays with interplay of horizontal hard-edge and soft-edge forms, contrasting pink and yellow to culminate in a vertical composition. ...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Abstract Deep Purple Color-field Painting - Untitled, 4-10-21
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
Untitled, 4-10-21. This recent 84”x48”x2” painting diverges from Blok’s usual rectilinear design with a curved and flowing design enhancing the sense of movement as the rectangles m...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Contemporary Gestural Abstraction Color Field Painting Woman Artist Metallic Art
By Francine Tint
Located in Surfside, FL
Bermuda Triangle, in vivid metallic tones, gold and bronze, on Arches Paper. framed. Signed, titled and dated verso. Size includes frame. This is an abstract work and can be hung eit...
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1980s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Archival Paper

Minimalist Color Field Painting in Shades of Blue (C 2-17)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Acrylic on 3 wood panels Each panel is 36 x 18 x 1 inches Suggested installation is 1-2 inches between panels, which can be oriented in any direction Overall dimensions: 36 x 56 x 1...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

In the Afterglow (Contemporary Atmospheric Landscape Color Field Painting)
By Jane Bloodgood-Abrams
Located in Hudson, NY
Modern Luminist, Hudson River School landscape painting on canvas of the expansive view over the Hudson River as observed at the top of Olana, the historic home of Frederic Church "...
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2010s Hudson River School Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Minimalist Abstract Color-field Painting on Canvas - Untitled, 1-8-03
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
Untitled painting measuring 60”x96”x1.5” is dated 1-8-03. This minimalist composition provides a soft glow that begins to radiate new colors as the viewer pend time with it’s calmi...
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Early 2000s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Abstract Color-field Painting on Canvas - Untitled, 10-17-07
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
This 60”x96”x1.5” Color-field acrylic painting joyfully brings an experience that uplifts and fascinates. The painting is untitled and dated 10-17-07. The paintings of LUCAS BLOK Bo...
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Early 2000s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Abstract Minimalist Color-field Painting on Canvas - Untitled 6-11-2021
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
The recent acrylic on canvas painting Untitled, 6-11-2021 presents a narrow vertical composition in purples and greens that generates residual flashes of magenta and violet. The p...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Abstract Color-field Painting on Canvas - Untitled, 4-28-08
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
This untitled painting is dated 4-28-08 and measures 60”x96”x1.5” The painting dances with color as the eye switches from large view to a more narrow view. The painting glows as the ...
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Early 2000s Hard-Edge Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Abstract Color Field Painting in Blues and Greys (C22-1)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Nature-Inspired Minimalist Abstract Color Field painting on three wood panels in shades of cool blues and greys. Acrylic on 3 panels, Each panel is 8 x 24 x 2 inches Panels can be o...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

Minimalist Large Abstract Color-field Painting on Canvas - Untitled, 1-22-05
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
Untitled, dated 1-22-05. This predominately green canvas generates optical waves as the eye traverses this 60”x96”x1.5” acrylic on canvas painting. The paintings of LUCAS BLOK Born:...
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Early 2000s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Large-Scaled Abstract Triptych Color-field Painting-Untitled, 5-9-96
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
When joined this triptych measures 72”x144”x2”. It is untitled and dated 5-9-96. Ideal for a large environment, this painting present an color-active presentation that inspires view...
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1990s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Resonator: Minimalist Abstract Color Field Painting in Yellow, Orange & Green
By Shawn Snow
Located in Hudson, NY
Horizontal minimalist abstract acrylic painting in color fields of sienna orange, yellow, deep emerald green oil and alkyd on canvas in a Larson Juhl black wood recessed framed 24 x ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Alkyd

Minimalist Color Field Painting in Olive Grreen (C16-15)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Acrylic on wood panel 12 x 36 x 2 inches This minimalist, non-objective painting is the work of Ginny Fox, whose process is based on overlapping streaks of paint. Working with rags ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

30”x30”x2" Color Field Painting on Canvas by Lucas Blok
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
This painting is dated 3/18/22. The composition in orange provides the viewer an interplay monochromatic color that generates green and violet color reactions. Note: take a moment ...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Abstract Color Field Painting in Light Brown, Beige, Gray (C20-3)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Nature-Inspired Minimalist Abstract Color Field painting on three wood panels in shades of light brown, beige, and gray Acrylic on 3 panels Each panel is 8 x 24 x 2 inches Panels ca...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

Minimalist Abstract Color Field Painting in Emerald Green and Black (C21-4)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Nature-Inspired Minimalist Abstract Color Field painting on three wood panels in shades of green, gray, and black Acrylic on three panels, Each panel measures 20 x 16 x 2 inches Th...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

Minimalist Abstract Magenta Color-field Painting on Canvas - Untitled, 11-24-14
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
Untitled, dated 11-24-14 is a72”x36” acrylic on canvas presenting a glowing magenta environment. Seductive and warm, the painting invites the viewer to surrender to the violet and r...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Minimalist Abstract Color Field Painting in Light Blue, White & Grey (C20-9)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Nature-Inspired Minimalist Abstract Color Field painting on two wood panels in shades of light, icy blue, white and grey Acrylic on two wood panel, Each panel is 18 x 24 x 1.5 inche...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

Minimalist Abstract Color Field Painting in Lime Green and Yellows(C20-7)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Nature-Inspired Minimalist Abstract Color Field painting on three wood panels in shades of Lime Green and yellows Acrylic on 3 panels Each panel is 24 x 24 x 2 inches can be orient...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Panel, Acrylic

Silk Road 413, Square Encaustic Color Field Painting in Bright Yellow
By Joanne Mattera
Located in Kent, CT
This is a yellow encaustic (pigmented beeswax) painting on birch panel accented with light neon lemon yellow edges. Signed, dated and titled on verso. Joanne Mattera’s paintings can...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Encaustic, Panel

Vortices (Minimalist Abstract Color Field Painting in Aqua, Deep Blue, & Black)
By Shawn Snow
Located in Hudson, NY
Horizontal minimalist abstract acrylic painting in color fields of aqua, deep blue and black. oil and alkyd on canvas in a Larson Juhl black wood recessed framed Inspired by stones...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Alkyd

ROSETTA - Modern 3D Color Field Painting, Painting, Acrylic on MDF Panel
By Rich Moyers
Located in Yardley, PA
FROM THE SERIES: "Dimensional Abstracts" MIXED MEDIA: Gesso / Acrylic Paint / Oil Pastel / Italian Polyester + Cotton Linen Canvas / Lanaquarelle 300 lb WC Paper / Relief - Collag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Color Field Painting, Men Relaxing and Joking with a Drink of Liquor
By Bob Peak
Located in Miami, FL
Sadly only a few in the museum brain trust has recognized artists such as Bob Peak. Today museum curators seem to promote student-level artists while overlooking the brilliance of ...
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1960s Post-Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Pencil, Gouache

Minimalist Abstract Color Field Painting in Emerald Green on 2 Panels (C14-10)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Nature-Inspired Minimalist Abstract Color Field painting on three wood panels in shades of Emerald Green by Ginny Fox Acrylic on 2 panels Each panel is 30 x 40 x 2 inches Overall m...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

Minimalist Color Field Painting in Dark and Lime Green (C16-2)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Acrylic on 3 wood panels Each panel measures 6 x 24 x 2 inches Suggested installation is 1-2 inches between panels, which can be oriented in any direction Overall measurement for pic...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Minimalist Abstract Color Field Painting in Sage Green, Grey, and Black (C20-6)
By Ginny Fox
Located in Hudson, NY
Nature-Inspired Minimalist Abstract Color Field painting on three wood panels in shades of green, gray, and black Acrylic on 3 wood panels Each panel is 12 x 36 x 2 inch each Sugges...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

Silk Road 412, Square Encaustic, Wax, Color Field Painting, Bright Orange
By Joanne Mattera
Located in Kent, CT
This is a deep, bright orange encaustic (pigmented beeswax) painting on birch panel with coral pink along the edge. Signed, dated and titled on verso. Joanne Mattera’s paintings can...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Encaustic, Panel

Silk Road 278, Bright Crimson Red Square Encaustic Color Field Painting
By Joanne Mattera
Located in Kent, CT
This is a vibrant, crimson red encaustic (pigmented beeswax) painting on birch panel with dark burgundy and light, golden orange accents. Signed, titled and dated on verso. Joanne M...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Encaustic, Panel

Emily Berger_Glimmer_oil on wood_14 x 11 x 1 inches_2018_Color Field Painting
By Emily Berger
Located in New York, NY
Emily Berger’s paintings are based on a structure of repetitive and deliberate gesture that is intuitive but carefully considered. She brushes, wipes, rubs, and scrapes, incorporatin...
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2010s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Minimalist Abstract Red Color-field painting on canvas - Untitled, 10-15-20
By Lucas Blok
Located in Carmel, CA
Untitled, 10-15-20, measures 24”x84”x2” and is acrylic on canvas. Reds radiate as the magenta/violet horizontal bar generates oranges at the left and right of the piece. A subtle vi...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

The Gift: abstract impressionist color field painting on canvas in pink & gold
By Joseph McAleer
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
This is a contemporary abstract acrylic painting on canvas that recalls the modernist color field tradition of Mark Rothko. It is heavily textured with dominant gold, yellow, pink, w...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Cercles De Nuit (Night Circles) - Color Field Painting, Lyrical Abstraction
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Kansas City, MO
Piero Dorazio Night Circles (Cercles De Nuit) Color Lithograph Year: 1992 Size: 27.56 x 19.68 in (70 x 50 cm) Signed, dated and numbered by hand Edition: 90 Publisher: Erker Presse,...
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1990s Color-Field Abstract Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Silk Road 252, Square Encaustic Color Field Painting in Green, Yellow, Orange
By Joanne Mattera
Located in Kent, CT
This is a vibrant orange, yellow and light green encaustic (pigmented beeswax) painting on birch panel accented with lime green edges. Signed, dated and titled on verso. Joanne Matt...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Encaustic, Panel

Silk Road 415, Metallic Silver and Blue Square Encaustic Color Field Painting
By Joanne Mattera
Located in Kent, CT
This is a vibrant metallic silver and bright teal blue encaustic (pigmented beeswax) painting on birch panel accented with bright blue edges. Signed and titled on verso. Joanne Matt...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Encaustic, Oil, Panel

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Color Field Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact color field painting you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. There are many Abstract, Contemporary and Surrealist versions of these works for sale. You’re likely to find the perfect color field painting among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right color field painting for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, brown, blue and black. Finding an appealing color field painting — no matter the origin — is easy, but Daniel Brice, Joanne Mattera, Mala Breuer, Audrey Stone and Cynthia Knapp each produced popular versions that are worth a look. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, fabric and oil paint. A large color field painting can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 6 high and 2 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Color Field Painting?

The price for a color field painting in our collection starts at $65 and tops out at $75,000 with the average selling for $4,400.

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