some reasons to work large or small

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Recently I purchased some multi-colored card stock 3″x 3″. I find that I can be charged up about working with a theme for a while using that size. If I am working with a Chinese brush art style the smaller sheets give me a chance to “pracice and perfect”. Its particularly delicious to work with light ink on a dark paper.
I love to create little portraits on this size. Its just so much more wonderful to work on color paper instead of white. I can stay focused on my work for a very long time filling that size fairly quickly.I particularly enjoy the square format.

When it comes to larger pieces, I have to admit, its a matter of relativity. Whatever you are use to working with ..when you go larger it can be thrilling. Lately Im enjoying the space and filling it sparingly. I really prefer working on a color or a spontainiously painted background then letting it sit for a day or two, turning the canvas until the story emerges and Im ready to paint it.

Best wishes to all artists and those who love the arts!

“Make everything you do Art”


About the Author:

Hello, I'm Elizabeth Berg, illustrator, artist, and art teacher. I make custom illustrations --and use several different art styles-- to make your project stand out. I also teach fine art classes for adults and children.