Wednesday, March 5, 2014

scaling up a painting

oil, 40x20
Scaling up a painting from a very small (6"x6") to a large (40"x20") is a challenge. Simply transferring the image and making it larger rarely results in an interesting piece. Therefore, since my interest was really in the sky I decided to change the format to the dynamic vertical. Still the land mass needed some interest, yet simplicity. That's where the real battle was. I am still not sure, but it is almost time to frame. As they say, a painting has many stopping points. Any suggestions folks?
pastel 6x6

3 comments:

Liz Steinglass said...

I LOVE those colors!

Sandi G said...

Colors in the oil are not as brilliant as in the pastel.
Like them both.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Liz!

HI Sandi,
Good observation. That was intentional. The colors in the oil were once much more saturated, but, to me, it was overwhelming. I toned them down. looks like the light turquoise needs to be added.

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