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. 

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.

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 21, 2017

So exciting that Chroma with Black Veil sold!

The veil was in reference to my feelings about where our country is at the moment. That is about as political as my paintings ever get.  

Otherwise, it is all about color, movement, and process.

June 26, 2017

Here is just a section of the Untitled Work that I am currently working on. This is a subtle painting using a range of blue/lavender juxtaposed with brown/copper--a set of complementary colors.  (Subtlety does not make for great photos.)

In addition, this painting is 30 x 30 inches in a single panel, the largest one panel painting I have worked on. Because of the difficulty to physically reach the center sections, I have begun this painting there.

May 22, 2017

Enigma in Green just sold! This painting is composed of wonderful greens, blue-greens, touches of deep pink, with an overall iridescence. As a horizontal, it tells a color narrative.

May 12, 2017

In the horizontal format, Chroma with Black Veil reads very differently than when viewing it in the square format.  A narrative is created when viewingChroma with Black Veil horizontally.

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