I am having a lot of fun with these crayon pieces, and they work (for me) at this small scale, 10"x10". I would LOVE, though, to see them really BIG:
Obviously, the crayons I'm using would not scale up like this. So what? Oil stick? Paint on a brush? I know I (and some of you perhaps) often see a piece that I'd like to do at a larger scale. I'd like to feel myself in a different relationship, physically, to the painting. Instead of Me the Artist at the table or standing at the wall/easel, separate from the Painting, I'd love to almost walk into the painting, feel it more like an environment, and then have to walk ten feet back to actually see it. Two very different relationships to it in space.
When working on small pieces, I can be the artist and the viewer at the same time, and I think those are very different roles. As the artist, I need to be in the process, obsessed with the marks I'm making as they relate to one another and to the painting. As a viewer, I see the final visual content, separate from process. The piece becomes its own entity, no matter what my process or intentions. Part of the process of making art is going back and forth between these roles. I wonder how scale would affect my ability to do so, or my perception of this back and forth dance.