On a recent trip to Dakota Art, I spied some brushes with inordinately long handles. I wondered, "who paints with those?". Uh, people doing very large paintings paint with long-handled brushes, that's who.
With the Allied Arts holiday show set-up complete, my energy has turned to finishing the first in a series of commissioned pieces representing the four seasons. I'm quite sure this is the biggest painting I've ever done...two panels totalling 48" wide x 24" tall, like a giant jigsaw puzzle until I would step back a couple of feet. These pine cones were on a huge pine tree in my yard planted by my parents. Beautiful in the snow.
Now that I'm warmed up, the next one will be even bigger!