|Acrylic Painting on watercolor paper, 9 x 9 inches|
The most recent book that I'm high on is Flora Bowley's Brave Intuitive Painting. Flora's thing is that you have to get out of your own way, tuck your thinking mind away somewhere else and let your intuition guide your painting. And your life, of course. What a fab metaphor. Totally apropos for me at this point.
I've started painting some bigger pieces, or have begun several at any rate. The biggest canvas I have on hand is 16x20, and I'll order some bigger ones soon. But I can't go TOO big because of space considerations...although I dearly wish I had the room to work on B-I-G canvas, so I could really express that bottled up body energy with large brushstrokes.
So while one part of me really likes working small, another part of me is venturing into bigger work. And that's just fine.