Sometimes you need eyes from the outside to give a different perspective. A friend I trust looked at my blog, and the first thing he said about the work was, “Why so small?”
I began doing small works (usually 8″x10″ or smaller) when I started this blog back in July ’07. It kept the length of time from start to completion within reason to keep new works flowing here and to jump start my own creative growth. Perhaps it’s time to spread my wings a bit. I’ll still continue to do small studies, but I’m also determined start working larger again. So, I am taking action.
This size was fun to do, but it took me much longer to get to a point where I thought I could call it finished. I’m not sure if that was because of the composition or if it had anything to do with the size. Time will tell the more I do. Used bigger brushes; larger swashes of paint; not so much detail. I liked the challenge in the change of size.. Perhaps I was getting in a rut and didn’t even realize it. (Thanks Gary!)
“Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only standing still.” –Chinese proverb
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas