Thursday, November 3, 2011

Little Paintings


Cat Spirit, 5" x 5", oil on panel, 2011.

Sometimes I create little paintings, sometimes as a study for a larger piece, but sometimes simply because that is how best to portray the subject.

It seems that, for whatever reason, there is a trend in many galleries to predominantly exhibit HUGE paintings. But that reasoning doesn't apply to the creator, for sometimes it is more effective for a picture to be small - it adds mystery and intimacy, causing the viewer to inch up close to it, instead of being bombarded by it anytime they're in the same room.

That is to say, a small painting created on a larger scale can lose its effect and intrigue, while the small painting, as it is, can say what it wants to say, and more.

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