Sunday, October 19, 2014


Oil on Linen Hardboard

When I started the art journey I always wanted to paint a wolf or two.  So I had collected a few reference photos and had them in my "When I am a better painter box."  The rule being that when I pick a photo from this box it has to be painted.  Thing was that this time I had a fearfully large 16x20 canvas to put it on in front of me.
So while I finished this with some trepidation I'm almost happy with it!
Because its so much larger than the little 5x7's and 8x10's that seem to pop of the paintbrush so easily.  I'm a bit nervous about putting down brush strokes.  A small brush can explain the dramatic little details on smaller canvas, but those shapes and strokes get lost in the bigger paintings.  I'm sure there is a way to 'explain' the stroke the way I want in these larger formats.  Just have to keep at it.  Practice...