Philip Koch blogs about happening upon works by Tonalist painter Charles Warren Eaton and finding a shared compositional energy between Eaton's work and that of Franz Kline.
Koch recalls: "...seeing Eaton paintings for the first time. I spied them from a distance and was struck by the simplicity of their basic composition. From across the room the 'big, bold, and simple' energy I'd once found in Franz Kline all but shouted to me. Sure, when one came closer you could see the way Eaton was a very different painter. He wanted not just the energetic flat design but a deep space and a palpable colored atmosphere too."