Primary Series Drawings

For Krasner, each painting had to emerge authentically from within, so she never made preparatory sketches in advance of a painting. However, in 1968 she came across a stash of handmade paper created by local artist Douglass Howell, which she decided to use for a new body of work. She experimented with the simplicity of using only one or two pure pigments: “I was just mad for doing them and they went at quite a clip.”