The Red Cloud, The Blue Sky (after Mondrian), oil on canvas, 36 by 48 in., 2012.
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An anomaly in this summer’s series of new paintings, this started as a reworking of an early painting by Piet Mondrian that I admire. It became a two-part challenge: (1) keep the palette limited and (2) keep the composition active. I’ve been staring at it for a couple months now, but the longer I look at it, the redder and bluer it gets.