Super Size Me!

Although standing on the scales in the morning occasionally makes me think I have unwittingly  joined documentary filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock’s dietary experiment, this blog title refers to different dimensions. I have admitted before that painting on a small scale is my preferred habit (In Progress IV) but I also acknowledged a desire to try something bigger. And at 36 x 48 inches, on my terms, this is a whopper!

Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019
Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019, Oil and black chalk on panel, 36 x 48 in.,
Detail - Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019
Detail – Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019
Detail - Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019
Detail – Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019
Detail - Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019
Detail – Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019
Detail - Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019
Detail – Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019
Detail - Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019
Detail – Upton Lake, Through the Trees, October 26th, 2019

Lessons learned:

1) use a bigger palette

2) buy a bigger easel – propping a large panel on a bench limits potential viewpoints and destroys my back!

MG painting, October 26th, 2019
MG painting, October 26th, 2019, PHOTOS – Mark Powell

It was simultaneously frustrating and liberating. However, I bought two panels so there is at least one more whopper in my future…

 

 

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