Reflections, 8 x 6
It's a Wrap, 6 x 6
Christmas is coming, and people like to purchase smaller works at affordable prices as gifts for themselves or others. I truly enjoy the small format -- I can try things without investment, finish them quickly, save or paint over, and move on. The daily painters figured this out long ago... do daily 6 x 6 paintings from life -- which are fresh, painterly and which, without a doubt, improve one's skills dramatically. I try to do a small "warm up" painting before starting a larger piece, and when I actually DO this, the day is a good painting day.... I like framing these small pieces in small floaters, so that the entire painted surface is visible.