Painting Small – Great Marketing Material
Recently I finished a 16 inch by 20 inch fall painting that just didn’t come together the way I had hoped. I’m still in the fiddling stage with this one.
It is disappointing to spend a whole week or more carefully crafting a large painting only to discover that it missed the mark. Frustrating actually. However, that is a fact of life and as long as there are lessons to be learned then it wasn’t a total waste. In this case, possible a smaller version to test out the idea first would have been good?
And that’s why I like to paint small. These lovely little paintings can be put into matting, placed in plastic and sold inexpensively. Each of these only took an afternoon or so to paint, not that I was in a hurry, but let’s face it how long can it take to cover 5 x 7 inches of mixed media paper?
Recapping the advantages of small paintings:
- Less time to seeing results
- Smaller investment of time and materials if dissatisfied
- Make lovely inexpensive painting to sell if satisfied
- Test out ideas and techniques
- Handy example to follow should you decide to paint larger
- Creates great marketing material to use as giveaways or other promotional opportunities
- Feeling very productive!