A Liberating Format
A small format could be perceived as restrictive. For someone who is accustomed to swinging a big brush, a 5 x 7 inch canvas sounds confining. Yet painting these watercolors had the opposite effect.
Experimenting with subjects and ideas that are outside my normal range, I am delighted to find whimsy and light in these two paintings. It raises the question of whether or how I might capture that same spirit in oil paint, or on a larger scale?
Of course I don’t have an answer. The question is all that is needed. It is in itself a source of inspiration to explore the heart further.