Friday, February 4, 2011

Paint Small!

These paintings are all 5" x 7". If you have never
tried painting in a small format I suggest that you
try doing it. You can see from the variety of
subject matter that you can do simple or
complex with these little pieces. You can also
explore subject matter as well as styles of painting
(abstract, realism, impressionistic, etc.) and not
have it take a long time. Thus you can learn rather
quickly some new painting paths you might like
to explore.
Such panels can be purchased, but you can also
make your own. I buy a large sheet of masonite
and have a friend cut it up for me. Then I prime
them with gesso layers, sanding between each one.
Two layers seems to work fine.
Have fun!