mountain and sea
To create Mountains and Sea, Frankenthaler placed an unprimed canvas directly onto the floor and stained color directly onto it by diluting oil paint with turpentine and allowing the colors to bleed.   It was the first time she used this stain technique. 
In the summer of 1952, Frankenthaler went on a road trip to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, during which she painted landscapes there using foldable easel equipment.  Mountains and Sea was painted after this trip, and while the painting is not a direct depiction of a coastline in Nova Scotia, it contains elements that suggest a kind of seascape or landscape, like the strokes of blue that join with areas of green. 
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Frankenthaler’s watery flow of pigment punctuated with controlled bursts of color and large areas of exposed canvas contradicted the fashion at the time for heavily impastoed canvases painted with vigorous gesture. Frankenthaler was unique in translating into her own language Pollock’s radical allover method, adding color to the play of flatness and depth. As artist Morris Louis declared, Frankenthaler “was a bridge between Pollock and what was possible.” Frankenthaler’s impact on Louis and Kenneth Noland─who have cited the significance that seeing Mountains and Sea in Frankenthaler’s studio in 1953 had on their art─ has placed her as a link between Abstract Expressionism and Color-field painting.
In the fall of 1952, at the age of 23, Helen Frankenthaler made her legendary painting Mountains and Sea, the first work she created using her celebrated soak-stain technique. Thinning down her paint with turpentine or kerosene, the artist developed a medium that would seep into and through the weave of unprimed canvas. The resulting stain, which often left a surrounding aura, gives a sense of perpetual movement to a work while simultaneously joining image and ground.
Photo © David Pozo
What is the MST? The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is as diverse as North Carolina. Along the trail, you may see mountain vistas, rolling Piedmont farms, picture postcard colonial towns, weathered tobacco barns, old textile villages, country churches, rushing mountain streams, coastal swamps, hardwood and pine forests, lighthouses, sand dunes, miles of seashore, and friendly people. 680 miles of the route are on trail, and connecting backroads and an optional paddle route allow hikers to trek across the state.
Section 7: Pisgah Inn to Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway (31 miles)
Starting at the parking area for Mt. Pisgah hike, the MST follows about 16 miles follow the Shut-In Trail, which was originally built by George Vanderbilt to connect his Biltmore Estate to his Buck Spring Lodge. The MST leaves the Shut-In Trail at the NC Arboretum, crosses the French Broad River and continues along the Parkway to the Folk Art Center.
Section 8: Folk Art Center to Balsam Gap North on the Blue Ridge Parkway (22 miles)
The trail in this “roller coaster” section takes you past wildflower gardens, abundant wildlife and features such as Rattlesnake Lodge, Craggy Gardens, and Glassmine Falls.