Friday, June 19, 2009

i like to torture myself

so in the midst of painting 11 buttons and finishing the painting of my grandmother, I also started this painting. I put another layer of colors on it, but I'm not 100% of the color scheme I want to use. They are 2 kids standing in a non descript field and I am going to treat the edges much like I Will Prevail For You (vintage train ledger papers on the edges). It's a large 20 by 20. Why do I do this to myself....the smaller paintings are so much faster!



4 comments:

Kathy said...

Changing the scale of your paintings from time to time is a great idea. It challenges you to consider the visual impact of design, color, and concept and I think your work could go much, much larger! You have strong designs that would work at 5', 10' and 15'. Go for it!!

Erin Spencer said...

Oh, and it's going to be such a great painting, I can already tell! Those boys are so sweet and it's going to look awesome being so large!

Bri said...

Please, continue torturing yourself if that's what is working for you. Obviously something is! I LOVE that color.

Julie Beck said...

kathy - 5 FEET?!?! the larger Ive ever done is 30 by 40...and that took like 2 years! im currently working ona 30 by 30 mason jar....so we'll see how that goes!