I think that big work can work well in a small space. There’s a risk that people shy away from having and displaying art that they really like because they don’t feel they have the space to show it well. Consider the space that you have and how best you could use it, and take a risk to live with something you love.
These paintings were not made as a pair, but they’re currently hanging alongside one another. I like the dynamic between them and that they’re always in view as I’m writing at my desk.
Each painting is 1m x 1m
Circle: Emulsion, acrylic and blackboard paint on canvas
Tree: Emulsion and blackboard paint on raw calico (detail below)
This painting takes up almost a whole chimney breast. The room is barely 3m wide, but it’s a great use of this space. Be bold!
1.2m x 1.2m
Emulsion paint, pins, oil paint, turpentine, and linseed oil on board