This is the painting I finished today. I started it last week and it was originally 25" tall, but there was no way around the big black nothing at the bottom - it was too heavy so I chopped it off and luckily it was on the end. Now the composition feels better. It feels like it's supposed to: balanced, peaceful with an edge, and open.
I titled it Endings because of the way the painting feels to me and because I see life happening in cycles. I have a quote on my blog home page that says "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." That sums it up nicely.
Enjoy the close-ups below.