Wednesday, July 14, 2010


A little one, I prepare my own boards for painting on, and this week I had run out of the 16 x 20 inch boards that I usually take to portrait painting. All I had ready to go was this 9 x 12, but it's always good to mix things up when they become too routine. I like the ratio of brush stroke detail to the outer dimensions, so I should do some more little ones.

Oil, 9 x 12 inches

1 comment:

  1. I like the 9x12 size myself, it pushes one to focus on the big moves instead of getting lost in the details.
    If you haven't already, check out 'The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head,' by Maughan. It helped me out a ton. The principles translated well to paint.