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Ever wanted to make bigger paintings, but find the reality is harder than you thought? Scary investment in materials? Not sure if your work will ‘work’ big?

This week, we answered a question from listener Paige, who asked about our experiences with scaling up. Paige wrote: “I am struggling to scale up, especially in my chosen media of collage but I see you work both small and large and I wondered if there was a formula for that.” Spoiler alert: neither of us have a formula, but we do share our own challenges, experiences and tips.

Our conversation covers the challenges of space (both in buyers’ homes and our own studios); the need to use bigger tools; and the importance of mixing up a lot more paint. We also look at the inherent difficulties of scaling up collage work, and offer a few suggestions of how to handle that transition. In the end, making large work is a new challenge for each of us, and requires us to find our own solutions, but we have both found the process rewarding enough to make it worthwhile.

Mentioned:

Sam Lock https://www.samlock.com/

Bibby Gignilliat large scale collage https://www.bibbyart.com/

Paranormal cold case podcast: Battersea poltergeist https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-battersea-poltergeist/id1548946506

Michelle Walker: Paintbrush & Ivories podcast https://michellewalker.com.au/podcast/

Art 2 Life podcast (episode 12) https://www.art2life.com/2022/01/12/the-artists-gift-nicholas-wilton-ep-12/

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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