Is there a perception in the art world that big is better? Do you gain more respect if you make larger paintings? This week we debate whether size matters and share our own personal experiences of scaling up our work.
We discuss the challenges of working larger, including the need to think differently, choose the right substrate and tools, and – most of all – buy enough paint.
We also challenge the notion that big is better and discuss the importance of finding your own desired way of working. We feel that so much of this depends on what your work is about and what feels right to you. The right work will always find an audience, no matter the size. And if it doesn’t, does that really matter if you are painting what you love?
This week’s chat also covers internet scams, inspirational emails, school reports that miss the mark, and Alice’s first in-person art event in 2020.
Alice is showing with the Cowshed Collective 5-20 September 2020
Ethan Hawke TED talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRS9Gek4V5Q
Polly Dutton https://www.pollydutton.co.uk/
Rachel Davies https://www.racheldavisstudio.com/abstractportraits
You can see ‘Canopy‘ on this page: https://alicesheridan.com/landscape-unlocked/
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