September 12, 2010
A New Painting: "Constellation"
I finished this painting before leaving on my visit to NYC. When I began working on it, I felt that the composition wasn't as good––with each element seeming necessary and in essential balance––as in my most recent paintings. But when I started mixing color, I became entranced by the intense cool blue and the playful texture of pink and bits of green. I even did a thumbnail for a possible hooked rug project using the same pink/blue color combination. The holes cut out in the sheet metal bounce about in a jazzy rhythm, unlike the more regular circles in the painting Dots. The thin line of light caught at the bottom edge of each, and the variation of color around them, make the circles into separate little characters, dancing above the large stolid mass of dark.