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Old 07-16-2018, 09:19 PM
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Re: Addicted to making large-scale art?

I started with 1/4 sheet, 15x11 paintings at that was the size my first tutor used. After about 130 or so of these I started painting 1/2 sheet 22x15 a very occasionally a full sheet 22x30. I stuck with 1/2 for the past 7 or 8 years but a new house demanded a larger than full sheet painting so I purchased 2 rolls of 140# Saunders-Waterford: about 54 inches x 33 feet. I built two 42x60 inch cradles from thin ply and light framing to pre-stretch this paper over.

A full sheet can take me a week to paint. These are almost 4x that size. I struggled with a 2 inch flat. Far too small but somehow I managed the first which is now hanging in our "great" room. The second is still a WIP but with the addition of a 1 inch round brush, I'm managing.

I'm already planning a couple of 1/2 sheets and a return to my comfortable size paintings.
It is only on a basis of knowledge that we can become free to compose naturally. -- Bernard Dunstan
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