Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Why Paint a Tiny Watercolor?

Here's a pocket vista of Baltimore in a tiny book (3.5 x 5.5 inches).
Why paint small?
1. More portable.
2. Less expensive.
3. Less obtrusive.
4. Faster, more convenient.
5. Overcome inhibitions.
6. Try new technique or subject.
7. In good company (Turner, Rembrandt)
Painting big is fun, too. It's nice to switch it up.
Moleskine Watercolor Album (3.5" x 5.5"), 60 Pages 


nuum said...

"In good company." (James Gurney)

Forrest said...

Painting in larger format also presents other frustrations, such as paint drying times, covering large areas with an even grade of color, etc. More technical issues that need to be addressed specifically. And lots of cussing (from me) in doing so LOL

Daniel Potvin said...

I would add “ Concentrate on big shapes “, to help you avoid superfluous details.