Thursday, July 22, 2010

Going Big! Happy Hillside

Painting small is so rewarding. I can manage all the parts of the painting at once and still finish it in an afternoon in most cases. To get out of my box a bit, I pulled out a 16 x 20 canvas (huuuge by comparison!) and attacked it without thinking. I needed to just pick up a brush and go. Otherwise I would have chickened out!

Happy Hillside
oil on canvas
16 x 20
back stapled, painted edges
lightly varnished


  1. Maybe this is what I need to do. Just start big. I like the gratification and intimacy of small, but I long for big.

    Great site and love your paintings.

  2. Thank you, Rowena. I just tried to tread water and not drown in all that space!