You can see the variations in the blues in blue nocturne (e). I used india ink and a dark blue writing ink to create the "Goltzius"-like lineality. The dark blue ink when applied to wet paper separated into other colors, mostly a rusty red which added a subtle undertone.
Here are "paintings" that I just fabricated or "mixed" to add to blue nocturne (e)'s color palette. These "palette paintings" have since been cut into triangles and will supplement the existing palette. Generally, only a third of each "palette painting" will be used. Because there are many triangles remaining from previous paintings, I do take from those palettes to create the painting I am currently working on, in this case blue nocturne (e).
blue nocturne (e) (24" x 24") should be completed in the next few weeks. I think that this "might" be the last in this series, at least for now. I love that there are so many variations to the color blue so even though I may say this is the last, it probably isn't.
Here is a detail of blue nocturne (e). The ink and painted line reflects the influence of Goltzius's beautiful lines...drawn or etched. For me, it is unusual to use black ink or black, and I think, it gives the color a luminous or "stained glass" quality. The horizonal lines also produce a sense of movement.