|"Moonrise over the Sea" (oil, 8" x 6")|
I thought I would have some fun working on small canvases a series of big paintings, that is, paintings that feel big. With a size 6 flat brush, loaded with paint, I whipped out three tiny paintings in one afternoon. Not bad, ha!
In John Murray's class, the pressure is always on painting fast and large. There is a student who manages to finish a 18 x 24" canvas in every class! It is liberating to brandish your big fat brush like a sword, squeeze out loads of paints as if you are a millionaire, and paint like a crazed daredevil. On the other hand, it is also nice to rebel against your teacher by painting small since it is vacation! Just don't tell him what I am up to. Shhhhh.