April 14, 2020

Two paintings, Umbra (left) and Nocturne at One (right) just sold! This is especially significant since they sold during this very difficult time that we are all experiencing. 

April 1, 2019

Nocturne at One. 


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

February 16, 2019

This is an image of Nocturne at One 

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.

December 3, 2018

 Blue/Green with Stripes and Blue with Stripes are seen here side by side as companions.

September 24, 2018

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.

August 29, 2018

Blue with Stripes is made up of contrasting color stripes on a ground of blue. The stripes create a rhythm of their own, receding and advancing.

August 14, 2018

Here is a detail of a new painting, Blue with Stripes, that I have been working on for the last few months.  

For this painting the palette-triangles began with a base of inked lines. While a wash of blues was still wet, I painted in soft pastels.

When laying out the palette triangles I began to add bands of contrasting color.

August 1, 2018

Umbra is done!

In this painting I placed an under layer of India Ink writing* in a vertical direction, contrasted with the horizontal layering of color. Color is dominant, but the writing is perceived throughout.

*The writing does not form words or meaning.  Rather it is what we do as children before we learn to write and try to imitate what we think is writing...scribbling?

May 31, 2018

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.

April 25, 2018

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.

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