April 14, 2020

Here is an image of a new painting that I have been working on.  It follows the last three paintings in feel--more open space with patches of color.  I am experimenting with different shapes of color painted during the process of creating the original paintings that go to make palette-triangles. 

In this painting the shapes of color are rectangular. In previous palette-triangle paintings the color patches were varying sizes of dots.

I am finding that the resulting finished paintings are affected by different color shapes and patterns created during the making of original palette-triangle-paintings.

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. 

Completed!

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

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.

April 22, 2018

During the process of creating a painting, I struggle with the randomness and purposeful placement of colors.  Sometimes a color or pattern emerges and I strive to find a way to expand on that theme looking for these patterns in the "palette-triangles" that form each painting.

February 24, 2018

Here are details of a new painting that I am working on. The color in this painting is a departure from the blues of the Nocturnes I am usually drawn to.

I began experimenting with an under-layer of "writing" in Nocturne at Five (the painting created before this one). The "writing" is a counter point to the direction of color application. 

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