It’s All About the Scale


Some days you can be bang on; other days you miss the mark completely.

This is a 20″ x 16″ oil.

Below is how I started. I painted a background then started applying poppy shapes with no indication of scale or even composition.

I wasn’t happy. So I stopped.

I switched to the canvas size above and focused on painting the poppy sizes in relation, in scale, to the size of the canvas and concentrated on a cruciform composition.

I’m happy now.blognewpic1

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3 thoughts on “It’s All About the Scale

  • September 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I think you are bang on both days! Love it, wanto do it!!!

  • September 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    I love this one especially. It has that old,old feeling! I mean the first one.

    • September 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks Suzanne!


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