Here is a detail of painting in progress, Gold with Quadrants. In this painting I am using permanent gold ink. "Gold" is used as a color rather than a "highlight"--in some light it appears as ocher, in other light it shimmers.
Here is an image of a new painting that I have been working on. It follows the last three paintings in feel--more open space with patches of color. I am experimenting with different shapes of color painted during the process of creating the original paintings that go to make palette-triangles.
In this painting the shapes of color are rectangular. In previous palette-triangle paintings the color patches were varying sizes of dots.
I am finding that the resulting finished paintings are affected by different color shapes and patterns created during the making of original palette-triangle-paintings.
This image was taken on 6 November. Gray with Blue, Green, and was still in progress. It would take until the end of the month to finish.
Gray with Blue, Green, and is similar to the painting completed before this, Gray with Red and Blue. I continue to explore how patterns created in the original color-palette paintings are transformed when cut into triangles and re-formed onto a grid.
The "new painting" is now titled "Gray with Red and Blue."
When I started this painting I had no idea how it would look. The palette-triangles that I created (see previous blog post) were totally different from anything I had made before.
In a number of previous attempts, I had created palette-triangles similar to those used here, but the spots of color were too close together (almost like a pointillist painting). Leaving more space between spots of color allowed the negative space to come forward and the color spots to form new shapes when reassembled.
Creating the palette-triangles are the first step in how a finished painting will look. So for this painting I am making palette-triangles from original paintings painted differently from previous ones. Directional lines are still present, but color is applied in spots along the directional lines. In addition, the paint is applied transparently showing the character of the paper.
The true nature of the painting will become clear as the palette-triangles are affixed to meet seamlessly.
Harmony in Green (30" x 10") is not just a "green" painting. Green is pervasive, and balances other colors. Sections of Harmony In Green shimmer like beetle shells.
Even though Harmony in Green isseen here vertically, the painting can also be seen horizontally. My paintings generally, can be seen as slices of much larger or infinite spaces, so viewing them in any direction should be pleasing.