Wednesday, May 15, 2013

From small painting to larger work: Summer's Glow, 24x24

Summer's Glow (small)
6x6, oil

Often a small work turns into a larger, more "completed"& detailed piece. The small piece requires a little less investment -- of time and materials. If it flops I feel like it's no big deal. If it turns out well the study helps me know how to approach painting a larger work. I'll know how to mix the colors, what things to emphasize or tweak in the larger piece. There is usually one or two drawings as well as small paintings behind each larger work.

Here's an example of a 6x6" study that turned into a 24x24"piece.

Stay tuned for the step-by-step photos of these pieces later in the week.

Summer's Glow
Available at For Art's Sake Gallery May 1-28.
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