mini original watercolor $225
Our Pennsylvania mountains are beautiful anytime of the year. This is a view while riding the Pine Creek Trail.
Question of the Day: How do you decide on the size for a painting? When I paint for the Painting A Day the size is predetermined. Image 4x6 and 5x5. Sometimes I use this size as a study for a larger painting. This size allows me to paint a broad variety of subjects without investing days in a larger painting. It allows for practice of a subject and allows me to play a bit more. For the larger paintings I look at the subject and after 40 years I just know how it will look larger. Some paintings feel majestic and call for as large as I can paint. A full sheet of watercolor is 22x30. With a mat, frame and glass that gets big to carry around and to paint that size with detail and time ends up a bit pricey.
Like this one... "Autumn Invitation framed 25x29 $6000.
Some I look at and know they should be long and thin... for a panoramic feel
Like this one... "Bucolic" 22x11" $1200.
When you pick a subject I think you need to study it for a bit. Think about how the image naturally looks best. I also have about 9 sizes I routinely use, that makes picking a size a little easier. I did just add square formats for fun!
Like this one... "Cool Front" 19x19 $1500.
I think every artist loves to paint large! I like the challenge of scaling up or down. And the real challenge is to paint small and still get all the detail.