The sudden heat races through, making itself felt and conspicuous. Like a flash, it's there, and then, not so quickly, it dissipates into oblivion.
I painted this piece on unstretched canvas, while in Mexico (so that I could roll it up and fit it into a tube, on the plane). When I returned home, I had it glued to a 1/2" wood panel, which is set upon a 1" frame. This process is called marouflage. The wood is painted white.
The dimensions are approximate, as the wood panel was hand cut.