Harmony in Green (30" x 10") is not just a "green" painting. Green is pervasive, and balances other colors. Sections of Harmony In Green shimmer like beetle shells.
Even though Harmony in Green isseen here vertically, the painting can also be seen horizontally. My paintings generally, can be seen as slices of much larger or infinite spaces, so viewing them in any direction should be pleasing.
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.
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.
taken around mid-January. If you go to the previous post you will be able to see how the painting has progressed.
The flow of each painting is somewhat determined by where the painting is begun. Here I started at the center and am working out . The palette-triangles for Nocturne at One are non-directional, so this too will influence the directional flow of the painting.