My Craigslist contact came through! I am so excited! I’ve been corresponding with a woman in Dubuque whose father purchased this painting in 1966. He believes it was painted that year. He also told his daughter there was one similar in green that he liked.
This is untitled. It appears to be acrylic. Fortunately the family has a relative who is an art curator so some more information and a good cleaning will be forthcoming. I am indebted to this family…we have reached across the Internet…Dubuque, Iowa and Lewes, Delaware!!! The first of many I hope!
I understand the painting is signed but photo did not render this visible. It has been exposed for 34 years so I agree with my new friend that it probably could use a cleaning. It appears to be acrylic and very large, as most of her paintings during this time are. I am thinking that these abstracts were painted after she received her M.F.A. from University of Boulder, when she attended in 1965-66. I am hoping to find out what courses she took there…her style seems to have shifted to very strong abstract after her graduate studies in Colorado.