taken around mid-January. If you go to the previous post you will be able to see how the painting has progressed.
The flow of each painting is somewhat determined by where the painting is begun. Here I started at the center and am working out . The palette-triangles for Nocturne at One are non-directional, so this too will influence the directional flow of the painting.
During the last few weeks I have been working on the next "striped" painting, Blue/Green with Stripes (20" x 20"). I see this as a companion to Blue with Stripes.
Looking at the image here: the left side of the image is a completed section of the painting. To the right are palette-triangles that will be permanently placed next to the completed section. Stripes will be placed between the palette-triangles.
The stripes are clearly visible at points, but can otherwise seem to disappear.
Have been working steadily on Umbra. An unusual color palette for me.
The original color palette triangles have an india ink-"drawn" or "written" under layer placed in a vertical direction. That is countered by the horizontal direction of color. The india ink under layer emerges unexpectedly.
Okay. While creating this painting I have been debating about the title. At first it was Yellow/Shade, but that was not working. Then, Yellow/Umbra, and that too didn't work for me. So now the new title is Umbra. I think this works. Titles for my paintings can be an agonizing process. Usually a title or a sense of a title germinates as a painting is created.
Even though Umbra has a yellow cast to it, for me, it is full of shadows. The color yellow does not suggest shadow, quite the opposite; but for me, Umbra has an underside or interior that is cast in darkness.