August 6, 2020

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.


June 10, 2020

Gray with Blue Quadrants.  

In this painting I explored using rectangular shapes in the paintings I created for palette-triangles. 

Shapes in the palette-triangle paintings transfer and transfigure when reconfigured onto the finished painting.

April 14, 2020

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.

March 10, 2020

Silver-Gray, with Ocher, Blue, and was completed last month and shipped to Andra Norris Gallery along with Gray, with Blue, Green, and.

In this last painting, I continue to explore how shapes (large dots) of color created in the color-pallette phase of making a painting effect the finished image.

In addition, the spaces around the shapes take on their own significance and character.

November 29, 2019

Gray with Blue, Green, and is finished!

The linear vertical gray areas and the "blobs" of blue, green, and other colors create pulses of contrast.  These differences morph when viewing from either up close or at a distance.

November 29, 2019

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.

July 19, 2019

Just starting to assemble a new painting. 

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. 

May 16, 2019

This painting now has a title: Nocturne with White (20" x 20"). 

Here, as with the previous painting, Nocturne at One, I am experimenting with an under-painting of color and line, and an opaque over-painting. The over-painting takes on linear movement, while the under-painting emerges and creates its own layer of movement. At times, layers merge. 

April 17, 2019

Started a "white" painting (20" x 20") the beginning of April. Should be completed by end of the month so it can be included in Andra Norris Gallery's show Air, 8 June - 20 July.

Experimenting with under-layers of water color and color pencil, and a top layer of soft pastel. Even though the pastel is opaque, the under-layers emerge. All creating a sense of movement.

April 1, 2019

Nocturne at One. 


And ready for packing and shipping to Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA.

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