Friday, June 12, 2009

Small Flowers

I started another small,8"x10" canvas. The tricky thing when working small is to make a "big" image out of a small surface area. You don't want it to seem cluttered, but you don't want to be too minimalistic either. Small paintings are great for trying out new ideas without having to wait weeks to see the final result. Flowers have their own rules; watch out for the darks, they're both lighter and darker than you think, you have to constantly compare and contrast. Detail is good until it becomes leaden. They're flowers after all, they should seem light, airy and fresh. It's a tough one all right, but I'm in the mood for a challenge.

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