I have been remiss in posting; but the urge returned.
I am exploring the color chords, the use of multiple chords related to the root chord and the potential for creating melodies and harmony. This exploration is founded upon Johns Sloan’s color triangle and his use of the Pythagorean 3-4-5 right triangle.
Nothing below is to be taken as theory; but, rather, it is mere observation/perception which is to be interpreted/understood and applied to one’s art whether abstraction or representation.
The following four examples use the major chord yellow, red orange, and blue; the yellow to red-orange is the 3 side, the yellow to blue is the 4, and the red orange to blue is the 5; red-violet is the major fifth and purple is the minor fifth: red-violet is the major fifth because it is not only five units from yellow but also because it possesses the greatest contrast with the third and fourth positions. The red-orange and the blue are 5ths to each other.
I did the various organizations of the same chords to observe possible melodies and harmonies each arrangement would provide.
From the above figure, we obtain three possible lines of color notes usuable as melodies:
One possible melody with its harmonies could be the following:
Given that there are three melodic lines, what would an abstract painting look like if all three were integrated into one piece; as Bach and Mozart integrated multiple melodies in their works?
Another example using the same base chord of yellow, red orange, and blue:
All these ruminations derive from my painting from 2019 called Mannequin (a study):