After spending the past three weeks focusing on painting birds on 11″ x 14″ stretched canvas, this week I changed to a slightly bigger, 16″ x 20″ canvas, which gave me the room I needed to create more subject matter to complement the bird. This time I painted the bird on an overturned wooden basket of red and green apples:
I intend to paint more canvases that are the larger size because I’ll have room to put in parts of trees, maybe a bird house, maybe a fence, etc. without having to shrink down the bird and compromise on detail.
I finished the painting today and also uploaded it to my website: http://www.visualgemsstudio.com and to my ETSY store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/VisualGemsStudio. I wanted to be finished with the marketing part today so that I could start the day tomorrow thinking about the design for my next painting. I feel more creative in the morning, so it’s more pleasant to paint in the morning and deal with computer based chores in the afternoon.