|Stay Here 3.5×3.5 Watercolor on paper (Sold)|
While working on a big painting in the studio, I had a small and quick watercolor urge! I grabbed a photo and some scrap watercolor paper, and took a break to make a very small watercolor painting. It was like a little cat nap for the size and scale segment in my brain. (It’s available in my Etsy shop.) Now, I am back at work on the big one, large brushes in hand, mixing flood-worthy puddles of pigments and water, trying not to drip & splash. But that petite watercolor was a breath of fresh air – just for the sake of “finishing” something.
|In a hand for a sense of scale|
Take a Break from the Big Stuff
Big work is great, but the long haul can be exhausting, so if you need a sense of accomplishment, paint yourself something tiny on a break. What’s the largest painting you’ve ever done?
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If the painter has clumsy hands, he will be apt to introduce them into his works, and so of any other part of his person, which may not happen to be so beautiful as it ought to be. He must, therefore, guard particularly against that self-love, or too good opinion of his own person, and study by every means to acquire the knowledge of what is most beautiful, and of his own defects, that he may adopt the one and avoid the other.
Leonardo da Vinci – A Treatise on Painting