I'm working on a set of two unusual-size paintings: 3x9 inches, a good length to flank a larger work (or architectural feature) or fill up a narrow space.
I've detailed the jump from schema to finished work in this post on DeviantArt. But, as I work on this commission, I plan to document each step of the process.
These were specifically commissioned to go along with two other works, Sky Slice and Moon Slice. Moon Slice itself was commissioned as a companion piece to Sky Slice. I wasn't 100% happy with the pairing of the two, so I intend Sea Slice and Star Slice to complement the set, filling out a spectrum of moments between the two. I want the kinetics of the paintings to mimic the others, and the colors--a blend of cool, warm, and dark that invokes the eponymous entities. Although these are abstract paintings, they capture a specific essence.
I hope to paint more like them in the future. The size and shape is accessible to anyone looking for good art in the home, and it makes the price affordable as well.