June 22 through July 15 Artists Reception "A Discussion on Color Harmony" June 22 from 5:30 to 8pm
Michael Patnode is a self taught artist and an artist who has uncovered and created, the principles involved for producing color harmony. That task has taken twenty five years to complete and was only fully completed, if it is indeed complete, because Michael needed to look into other peoples color inventions for harmony so he could complete the prosecution of a patent he had written. Also, Michael needed to answer a question that had come up when he was editing a book he had written about color. That question had to do with the possible linkage between color theory and music theory. Other than those two side tracks Michael had only as a goal to find out how to paint any subject, any where, using any medium. The two insights were: 1. The importance of symmetry in producing color harmony and, 2. That his color theory uses the same three small ratios as Pythagoras's theory uses for tone harmony. Both have to do with the science of waves and as a result the chromatic scale in music can now be colored and scales chosen from from used as harmonious sets of colors in paintings. In essence, the two theories are fundamentally united.
"I feel that these insights are important ones but unfortunately, because of short falls within my own communications skills, have gone mostly unnoticed. I hope you like some of the paintings on show and will feel free to contact me with any questions you may have."