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.

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.

August 28, 2019

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.

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. 

November 24, 2017

My current work in progress now has a title:

Nocturne at Five. As I was working on this painting, thinking of a title, it occurred to me that this painting is a continuation of the theme of nocturnes that I have been exploring.

Nocturne at Five, in keeping with other nocturnes, is primarily blue.  Different from other nocturnes (see detail below) a plethora of complimentary colors emerge. 

September 19, 2017

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.

August 25, 2017

Confluence. Blue. Lavender. Ocher. was completed about a week ago. It is one 30" x 30" panel, and is the largest square one-panel painting I have attempted.  

Since I work on a flat surface, reaching the center of the panel to affix the palette-triangles gets difficult at this size.  Any larger painting would need multiple panels.

July 15, 2017

Confluence. Blue. Lavender. Ocher. is the title of this painting in progress. Lavender emerges from beneath layers of blue, ocher, and lines of a multiplicity of other colors.

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