In Color Chords, I am exploring an analogy between color-guided composition and musical expression. In this series, I apply oil paints to wooden panels in multiple layers, and by blending them, I create new hues.

Like musical chords, where tension between different tones is resolved by their participation in the whole, I strive to compose harmonious paintings by carefully selecting color notes. I search for an exquisite chord that transcends the individual notes until I find visual perfect pitch.

painting by Diane Lachman
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