Is Golden Curtain a vertical or a horizontal painting? I originally published it on the “Paintings” page as a horizontal, 41 x 55,” but this morning it suddenly demanded to be vertical. What do you think?
The composition of an abstract painting, or any painting for that matter, should work in all directions, although the subject matter of say, a still life, makes sense only one way. I remember my dad turning his paintings around to check their compositional strength and sometimes changing the orientation altogether. This is a practice worth continuing, but sometimes I… forget. So now I’m wondering if this painting should be signed in two directions.