Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Painting in Process--Warming Up


24"x24"
Oil on Board
unfinished

I need to be putting my painting time and energy to some larger pieces these days, so won't be posting little ones very often for awhile. I've been working in this one for a couple of days. It's been a challenge! I've painted this subject before as a 12x12 painting and really liked it and have been wanting to try a larger version of the composition. How many times have you heard, when you say you're going to paint larger, "Well, you just use larger brushes, don't you?" And my answer is that it really is NOT that simple! For one, there's the time involved. When I'm used to painting small, it is hard to have the patience to stick with something that takes longer. Too, in my experience, the compositions just don't look quite the same when you enlarge them. They become different paintings than the little ones. And THAT has been a challenge! Anyway, there's been more than once when I felt like just bagging this, but I need to stretch myself and see just how far I can carry it.

1 comment:

Julie Hill said...

Vicki...I too struggle with this size conversion issue (painting small is relatively new to me, as I was used to doing the biggies before I started the daily paintings commitment)...
Well, it looks like you are off to a great start, yet again, with this one. Happy painting!