Orange, Light and Shadow, egg tempera on calfskin parchment, 6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.
This painting is on the same panel as another that I struggled with and finally gave up on. It was a relief to work on this image after the fight with the previous one, though it wasn't at all easy to balance the hues and values to achieve convincing light; each rectangle of color was repainted several times. For me the image is calm and satisfying: balanced geometry can be a balm.
Orange, Light and Shadow detail