Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's Small Works Time ...

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.

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