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.
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.
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.
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.