Some days everything falls into place. It just happens.
The letter "N" series is based on two things, a composition by Gauguin (a self portrait with a yellow wall behind him and his image in the lower left) see below, and the dictum "if you have 4 things, use three.
The mat board was blue and I saw it as a really good background for these simple compositions.
I saw this painting in an issue of France magazine this morning and it just got stuck in my head when I went into my studio. What an inspiration.