Not intending an M, nor any other letter. There are a number of triangular shapes repeated throughout the painting, which is good design in theory and seems to work.
Here's the kind of scenic of which it is reminiscent: http://www.aboutweston.com/arIledelaCite.jpg
Or this: http://miriadna.com/desctopwalls/ima...ne-(Paris).jpg
While the subject is not the same, the design elements are very similar.
I know this sounds as though I sat there consciously debating and trying every element, which is anything but the truth! These kinds of images and theories are stored in my head. The painting is alla prima and happens spontaneously without a lot of thought, other than how I want to frame it, what colors and the key, and what I choose to emphasize in simplifying the scene.
This painting, like most of my others in acrylics, took about 1.5 hours max. The idea is to work quickly from nature and capture a feeling.
What was really instructive to me was to contrast this with a bucolic scene in same format painted 4 days later that didn't move me at all. I'm learning how to be truer to my emotion than to the narrative impulse.
To be honest, I'm really tickled by the very positive reactions this painting receives. Thank you! But the point of it for me is to do and to learn from what I'm doing, and in that case this one succeeds for me on all counts.