10 Replies to “Open Space”

  1. Nava Attia- Benoit via Facebook says: Reply

    I’m always impressed how you manage to capture so much in such a small size. It’s got a wonderful springlike mood.

  2. Nava, I have the same fascination for artists who work large 🙂 Even meager 16 x 20 makes me feel all stretched out.

    Thanks Janki 🙂

  3. Nava Attia- Benoit via Facebook says: Reply

    I guess it depends on the medium. Working big with colored pencils is quite deferent than doing so with watercolor, acrylic or oil. Or clay 😉

  4. Oh yes, clay 😀 There are always color sticks for those who can’t work large with pencils, they are almost the size of pastel sticks, but that still does not help much. I think the issue is not with the tools, it’s in the head 🙂

  5. Nava Attia- Benoit via Facebook says: Reply

    Ah, in the head – do you want to talk about it? 😉

    But who says you have to work big? I think each of us has the scale that fits.

  6. But of course, let’s talk about the head – mental blocks and all that.

    No, I didn’t mean that I have to work big,just that it’s not the limitation of the tools of choice 🙂 I actually saw a colored pencil piece once that was several feet in both dimensions 🙂

  7. Nava Attia- Benoit via Facebook says: Reply

    Must have taken forever to create such a piece!

    Speaking of mental blocks – I am now contemplating a paining class in acrylics or oil – totally out of my comfort zone, but I like the teacher, so that might be a good place to start.

  8. I am pretty sure I saw acrylic something by you, no? When I dubbed with acrylic myself, I couldn’t help but feel like I was painting with colored sour cream. Funny texture, even when diluted. Good luck with class!

  9. Nava Attia- Benoit via Facebook says: Reply

    Good memory! I did one acrylic but worked mostly with lines, so that doesn’t really count. I also combine acrylics with collage, but use fluid acrylics that have a very watercolory texture, only they dry annoyingly faster.

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