Using canvases with an aspect ratio that lets me easily scale up is a practice that helps me audition ideas for larger works. I painted several little 4x5 inch paintings that are great for determining color and design. These little paintings are fun and quick to do and gives me plenty of options when I want to go bigger. A 4x5 scales up well to an 8x10, 16x20, or 32x40 inch painting. I couldn't decide which worked best, so I'm posting two of them. You can see them in my Etsy Shop. Click here to see the first one that I call "Field Light". It has already SOLD, but the second one that I call "Dawn." is still available. Both began with an under painting of Alizarin Crimson. I love the warmth provided by the under painting. I haven't decided yet whether to go bigger with these little ideas, so I will keep auditioning with my little paintings. Visit here or here or here to see more of my small landscape auditions and a few slightly larger paintings.
Hope you like my little auditions and will stop by again soon. Original and fine art reproductions of my larger paintings are available on my website.