The Laws of Nature

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Size matters!

Planning a painting includes serious consideration of the scale. A very small painting will force the viewer to be drawn-in and spend some time studying the work, which is a more intimate experience. A mid-size painting, like most that I do, allows the viewers to stand 2' to 6' away to get the full impact, and is a good size for work that hangs in someone's home. However, I've always been attracted to really large scale work that uses the viewer's peripheral vision to enhance the experience. It's impractical for me to paint at this scale on a regular basis because of my present studio set-up, and the difficulty in finding clients who want to collect at this size. But, it sure is fun! This painting, entitled Eggsistential, is 4' x 16' and was a heck of an engineering feat for my husband, who designed and built the stretcher for it. I did this painting for a solo exhibition a few years ago, but feel that there's still a lot I can add to it. A project for another day ...

5 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I love the idea that something as ordinary and small and fragile as an egg shell is portrayed in so large a scale. Your series is beautifully painted!

Nicole Leigh said...

Wow- what an interesting series! Very Cool. I love the photo of you working!

Mark Sheeky said...
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Mark Sheeky said...

If I were Bart Simpson I'd say "Aye Karamba!" at that one. What brilliant work I'm glad you stumbled on me so I can stumble on you back! :)

Cesc Ginesta said...

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Cesc