Painting on a big or oversized canvas has its delights and challenges. Sometimes it's the appeal of working simply on a large scale. Often an idea I have demands to be painted on a large canvas. It can be the ambition to paint a truly grand work.
A painting's scale defines the meaning of the work and is one of the aesthetic elements central to its making and reception. It demands close attention to the elements and principles of art-making. Larger tools, paint containers, and larger studio space are needed. Attention to logistics in mapping out the mechanics of reaching all areas as well as a method of seeing it while working and evaluating it must also be considered.
Large scale art makes quite an impression, dominates the space it is in and holds the attention of the viewer. It can be a fully immersive experience that may turn an art enthusiast into an art fanatic.
I work to maintain freshness, to leave an impression that the work happened just now by itself, whenever the work is seen. This may be as simple as a spontaneous gesture line drawn in the moment or a splash of color with a flick of the wrist, infinitely expanding in all directions of the picture plane. This engages the viewer to become involved for a fuller experience.
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“If I decided that I could paint this flower on a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."