This is the largest piece I've made to date (along with its size-twin I'll share later on), being as wide as I am tall. I chose that length because that's what fits in my truck while still being able to shut the hatch. The gallery I was making these for could only accommodate pieces that were 40" tall, so that gave me the limit on that side. Conveniently, that size exactly fits between my wheel wells in the truck, so it was meant to be.
|Hard-Handed, Tender-Hearted40 in tall x 66 inches wide|
To begin on something this large can be intimidating. So I just threw every color at it I already had out...that's typical of how I work. If it's within arm's reach it's not safe.
|Painted and sanded and painted.|
|Masked, painted, sanded.|
|Lower left. You can see that pattern pressed into the paint pop up again there.|
|Whole thing in terrible basement lighting.|
Here's what some of the ones I've shared this week look like staged in my show tent...gives a little better idea of proportion and scale.
|So much easier to set up a tent with eight pieces vs. forty-eight! Hope I get into some shows this year...|