Three Shades of Gold 30"x40" color field abstract painting. The term 'Color Field' has become such a broad term. Helen Frankenthaler, an American abstract expressionist painter was considered to be the mother of the Color Field movement. Mark Rothko made popular with his huge bold blocks of color. Hans Hoffman made his compositions using smaller blocks. Barnett Newman added zip lines to his. All considered color fields and the list goes on and on. With my painting 'Three Shades of Gold' I have used three different metallic golds to create depth and visual movement on a white background. I love how the light picks up the reflection of each stroke of paint.