A good friend of mine, a fellow painter, is constantly after me to “paint big”. His encouragement ranges from subtle hints, to emails containing only the words PAINT BIG, to rambling speeches about the potential benefits of, you guessed it, painting BIG.
Don’t get me wrong; I like to paint big. The finished product is so much more satisfying than finishing 10 mini paintings; but we’re not living in a “big” economy these days. Sure, some artist are doing well through a select number of galleries, but if you sell your artwork on Main Street, as I do, the trend seems to be more about affordability these days.
So I’ll continue my small work for now while keeping in mind that BIG things often come from tiny seeds.