This was a question posed on a group I'm on...Does size matter to you when your creating? I started out painting miniatures and the thought of painting something larger then a fingernail seemed well, impossible to me at the time! Then I progressed on to doing collages which were 5x7 from there I slowly moved to no larger then 11x14 and that seemed big...during that time I also discovered ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) which are 2.5"x 3.5" and that was difficult for me to go back smaller, but I did and found it a challenge but I enjoyed it. Each time I changed to a different size then what I'd gotten use to I found it stretched me as an artist, and this was a good thing. Some mediums seem harder for me to create with then other mediums, depending on the size. Painting small was easy for me, painting big seemed impossible...collaging medium is easier to me collaging small is more of a challenge as is large. For some time now I've found myself longing to try painting on larger size canvases so last week I took the plunge and began my first one an 18"x36" canvas using acrylics. Yikes! how was I going to do this I thought...I was both nervous and excited and so I begin. My first of hopefully several in a series. I'll be honest with you I have a hard time believing I painted it. Below are pictures I posted as the painting progressed:
The finished painting!
I couldn't resist sharing a picture of my son dressed up for Halloween, I thought he was pretty clever to come up with this all on his own just so he could wear his white suit again....chicken anyone?