Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Going smaller...

Tiny pictures...

How small can I paint using a one inch brush?
How small and still resemble something?

Here are 6 pictures from my studio.

This picture is 3 x 4 inches.

I painted it with a one inch flat brush.  
This helps me to be loose and gestural 
rather than tight and detailed.

Detailed isn't for me...
I like loose, atmospheric paintings.

Here are more from the same
painting session on an A4 sheet of paper.

I taped it into 6 and worked on each
at the same time to keep it flowing.

They are all similar as I used the same 
limited palette throughout.

Ultramarine, Naples yellow, lemon, 
Burnt Sienna and white.
Plus, a tiny bit of Magenta and Manganese blue.

Although abstracted, they do remind me
of a wild place, rather like a nature reserve.

Shapes and brush marks 
are loose and gestural.

I haven't used brushes for some time.
Scrapers and knives are my choice of
work tools for oil and wax paintings.

The change to acrylics and brushes
will keep my painting muscles toned.  

That's all for now...
Thank you for visiting.

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