|'Morning Mystery' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
available through Daily Paintworks $225
|'Morning Light' 2.5 x 3.5 pastel study|
- Painting larger gives you freedom. It is much more physical and you can really get your whole body involved in the painting process. It is a lot of fun!
- Painting larger allows you to loosen up. With big sweeping strokes you can block in those big simple shapes with ease. You can decide if you want to leave the painting more abstract or if you want more detail.
- Painting larger allows you to work on compositions that are more complex and that might not look good in a smaller format. You can take your time and develop more detail if that is what you like.
As for the expense and fear of a failed painting....I recommend looking at it in a new way. You will never waste the paper. If the painting cannot be saved it can always be brushed off or you can find smaller paintings within the painting to crop out.
There is never a waste of paper, only a learning experience. And you might just end up with a great large painting!