Once in painting class I was asked, “why did you pick that canvas?” What, you mean the one without paint on it? No, she wanted to know why I painted on a rectangle. Do paintings need four corners? When painting something as massive as an endless ocean, how do you select the size and shape? So far, I have painted mostly rectangular paintings, but the size and scale can make or break a composition. The painting above is only 10 x 20″, but has quite an impact from the color and well, not crowding too much into the composition. I have the quiet, meditative mood I was going for without a huge size.
Outer Banks Corolla Beach, 10 x 20″, Oil on canvas