June 26, 2019

I am now working on a painting, Harmony in Green, tackling a new size 10 x 30 inches. The palette-triangles began with vertical lines.  Layers of color were added so that the lines appear and disappear.  As I create this painting, even though the vertical thrust may not always be obvious, the palette-triangles are always placed so that the underlying lines are always vertical.

May 16, 2019

This painting now has a title: Nocturne with White (20" x 20"). 

Here, as with the previous painting, Nocturne at One, I am experimenting with an under-painting of color and line, and an opaque over-painting. The over-painting takes on linear movement, while the under-painting emerges and creates its own layer of movement. At times, layers merge. 

April 17, 2019

Started a "white" painting (20" x 20") the beginning of April. Should be completed by end of the month so it can be included in Andra Norris Gallery's show Air, 8 June - 20 July.

Experimenting with under-layers of water color and color pencil, and a top layer of soft pastel. Even though the pastel is opaque, the under-layers emerge. All creating a sense of movement.

November 4, 2018

Thinking more about stripes.  Blue with Stripes and Blue/Green with Stripes -- stripes used in these two paintings are like pinstripes on a man's suit, primarily a masculine symbol. On the other hand, the color and the application of the palette-triangles can be seen as feminine. Color/strip paintings are the confluence of masculine and feminine. 

September 24, 2018

During the last few weeks I have been working on the next "striped" painting, Blue/Green with Stripes (20" x 20").  I see this as a companion to Blue with Stripes

Looking at the image here: the left side of the image is a completed section of the painting.  To the right are palette-triangles that will be permanently placed next to the completed section. Stripes will be placed between the palette-triangles.

The stripes are clearly visible at points, but can otherwise seem to disappear.

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.

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. 

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.

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