Just putting the three panels side by side did not work for me, but I think this arrangement is a better reflection of my vision for this piece. And now it is lucky that I had not finished the backs of these panels because I think I will add another layer to the back of the middle panel to make it stand out more. As I start preparing to leave this beautiful part of the country, by the way, I find myself envisioning ways to capture some of the emotional feel of this place as this piece tries to do.
Let me know what you think about the new arrangement . . . .