I wanted to update you on my project of working large. I posted last month about this and showed you the small changes I made in my studio to accommodate working large. Well, the studio update was not enough. No surprise. To make large work I actually have to: Make. Large. Work. And this is uncomfortable for me. My usual methods don't scale up particularly well with my usual tools and techniques. So here is what I did: I gave myself the assignment of working on 18"x24" cheap drawing paper with a limited palette of relatively inexpensive paint and a large (well, larger) brush.
Here are the pieces I did in the video:
This third one I painted over quite a bit after the video, as I felt I'd overworked it and it needed a bit of simplification. Here are a couple I did before and after the video, using the same techniques.
I think the next step is to work on real paper or on canvas at this size. Or maybe do a whole bunch more playing on cheap drawing paper. It is like working in a sketchbook, but just a lot bigger. Fun!!! I would like to hear about what challenges you face in your art making, and if you have found solutions or made inroads. Thanks for visiting!