Alice Baber

Composed of undulating, organic shapes, Alice Baber’s abstract paintings and watercolors vibrate with color. To achieve this luminous effect, she applied transparent layers of diluted oil paint to her primed canvases, a time-consuming process that often required further thinning with a turpentine-soaked rag. While Baber used a variety of abstract forms in her work, she preferred elongated circles, as she believed they imparted the greatest sense of motion across the composition.

Source: Woman’s Art Journal, Archives of American Art