Monday, January 18, 2010

On a Smaller Scale

3 to be titled 6 by 24 inch cradled panels
When I first started working in oil pastels all my work was really tiny. Part of that was my insecurity about what I was doing, but a large part of it was that I was working in a spare bedroom on a flat surface. No easel. It really makes a difference. Plus, what I have noticed is that when I work on the larger pieces now they aren't such daunting projects. It is pretty easy to just get out there and go. And, while I've not been working super huge, I have been working on larger panels. So, it made it a whole lot easier to get there three done! PS If you recognize the barn in the second piece, it is because I used the same reference photo as I used for the piece I posted yesterday with the teal sky!


  1. do you ever think about using the scale you use in the smaller pictures on a larger one - ie putting a much more detailed scene in a big painting? (does that make sense? I don't know how to explain it). It would probably be a lot more work, but it might be an interesting variation.

  2. Kate, I've tried it a few times but am never totally satisfied with the results. I sometimes think when I put too much thought into what I wantto create, the artist in me doesn't bother to show up in the piece...


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