Marcia Hafif
The Inventory: Paintings

Pencil on Paper

Acrylic Painting

An Extended Gray Scale

Oil Studies/Mass Tone

Egg Tempera


Ink Drawing

Wall Painting

Neutral Mix

Broken Color

Black Painting

Roman Painting

French Painting

Enamel on Wood

Table of Pigments

Red Painting

Glaze Painting

Acrylic Glaze Painting

Late Roman Painting

Pacific Ocean Painting

Double Glaze Painting


Pale Painting

Fresco Painting

Splash Painting

Shade Painting

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Enamel on Wood

That one French Painting on wood led me to further investigate wooden supports. Answering the question, "What is a painting," in its most material aspect, I thought it is a box with paint applied on its front surface. I then constructed wooden boxes or flat wooden supports spaced from the wall which I painted with enamel, household enamel or sign painting paint, then enamel paint found in shops where I worked: in Munich, Dusseldorf, London and Paris.

Enamel on Wood: Blue Green, enamel on wood, 29x29", 1989

Enamel on Wood: Fire Red, enamel on wood, 22x22", 1994

Enamel on Wood paintings, P.S.1, NY, 1990