were finished yesterday. (see Feb. 17th post for Verticals #1 and #2
) They are 73" and 72"high, respectively, and 12"wide.
I struggled quite a bit with these two (see last post.) At some point (rather far along) I realized that I was using complementary colors (reds and greens) in such subtle doses that they canceled out to gray when viewed from a distance. In the end I punched the colors up a bit and increased the range of values to give the paintings the kind of presence I wanted for them.
I already have another in this series begun...it's very similar of course to my Column Series (which is still ongoing) but these paintings are a little bit shorter and are done on deep cradled Ampersand
panels (as opposed to the narrow cradles used in the Column Series) so that to me anyway, they have a more compact feeling.