Something New

This is something completely different from my more recent work. It is mixed media, both oil paint and oil pastels on canvas. Originally it has string as well, but while it was helpful to guide the colors of the squares, in the finished piece it looked too obvious, if that makes any sense. The cross in the middle was too pronounced. I really like the proportions in this piece. Not sure if I want to keep working on things in this vein, or if this was just a brief detour.