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Is there is a thought process required for working big?

Posted in art, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 25, 2015 by almostfinnish

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Is there is a thought process required for working big?

The primary reason for creating large-scale oil paintings is the potential for expressing a sense of power.

A degree of exaggeration is required when painting on a large-scale canvas.

A huge composition with massive figures and images facilitating some sort of monumental event or picture.

It’s an opportunity to paint a biblical theme.

Are we living in a post-Christian America?

Large brushes and loose brushes strokes and entailed with subtle detail.

Gathering information and references.

Simplifying the composition as you work through the preliminary sketch and rough value and color studies.

Artist job is to select, eliminate, move, enlarge and shrink elements, placing them in shadows or light to create the best painting.

 

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

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