Little daily paintings

Venice, acrylic on canvas, 20x20cm

For most of my art career, teachers and mentors have pushed me to paint larger. While I appreciate the advice in general, this month I’ve been feeling the urge to run in the opposite direction. I’ve been playing with tiny canvas sizes, anywhere from 15 x 15 cm to 30 x 30 cm, and producing one or more finished paintings per day. I find it a great opportunity to practice, experiment, and grow as an artist. Plus it should give me plenty of work to share here. The first couple are scenes from my travels to different parts of Europe, but I’m thinking of narrowing my subject matter down to scenes from Munich, at least for a little while.

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4 Responses to “Little daily paintings”

  1. Bobbi says:

    I’ve found myself painting smaller and smaller as well. I’ve been loving working on 6″X6″ art boards and even playing cards. I would love to be able to produce a finished painting a day! Or even a week! The older I get, it seems the longer it takes me to finish things:)

  2. Jul says:

    Hi Bobbi – thanks for being the first commenter on my new blog!

    I love the idea of painting on playing cards. I think it would be a challenge to get myself to work that small.

  3. This reminds me of everything so perfect about Europe, AND so nice about New England too. Clearly it is an aesthetic love, in this case, or rather these cases, but wow, I love Europe for other reasons too, rather more ideological!

    Ciao!

  4. Deanna says:

    I love this painting. It makes me feel like visiting Italy – or at least cooking Italian tonight and talking about traveling again over the dinner table with friends and family.

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