I was further experimenting with vertical lines, and came to see the vertical lines in Chroma. Cool Blue. as "ghost lines." Lines that existed in the palette-triangles then coalesced. Now these lines seem to float over or through the surface of the painting.
As a painting develops, there always comes a point where additional palette-triangles need to be made. That point is reached when I find there are no more existing palette-triangles that fit the section of the painting that is being worked on. There are always unused palette-triangles that can be used in different parts of the same painting, or can be saved for another painting.
I think of Chroma. Gray. Blue. as a companion to the previous painting Chroma Gray. I am continuing to explore horizontal and vertical lines.
In both paintings, colors run horizontally, and graphite "drawn" lines run vertically. In Chroma Gray vertical lines are quite delicate, almost like woven fabric, here the vertical lines are bolder. Assembling these paintings, and especially Chroma. Gray. Blue. is complex--horizontal color lines and vertical graphite lines are placed at the same time, being that these qualities are inherent in the palette-triangles. Once the triangles are placed and affixed, no new color or lines are added to the painting.
Have been working on Chroma Gray (24" x 24") for about a month. This painting is a departure for me in that I am working with less "color," a gray palette. Instead or in addition, I am exploring the subtlety of line--horizontally directed color juxtaposed to the verticality of "drawn" line.