Small Scenes


After several plein air painting sessions, my painting coach advised me to try making a few small scenes. What he meant was to divide a 12 x 14 inch canvas into four parts. Hence, creating four "small" paintings.


I was intrigued. I decided to focus on capturing scenes of the church where my ancestors were buried, which was the same place where my parents were married.


I thought that the fourth part would feature my parents together on their (recent) 62nd anniversary. I tried it and well...you might be wondering why you can't see anything there...yikes!


Painting two figures into such a small of space is challenging. I wasn't able to do them justice, so the fourth part will remain blank for now.


What a great reminder, though, that it’s definitely a good practice to “make it look good small” before working large!


A huge thanks, to my painting coach for suggesting I try going small!