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.
Here are two details of the new painting I am working on. A painting starts with the initial creation of palette-triangles to determine color, texture, and movement. Palette-triangles are created throughout the process, and are defined by the direction of the painting, conversely, new palette-triangles further define the painting -- a process of discovery and surprise.