I recently had some work in an exhibit which was limited to works 8 by 8 inches. That is pretty small. So I decided to challenge myself by adding another twist. I ordered three canvasses 8 x 8 by 2.5 depth. It was almost like painting on boxes.
I’ve painted edges of canvasses before but this deep was extra challenging.
The first two paintings were of flowers, of course. I paint a fair amount of flowers as you know. Here it was fun to plan what part to focus on and which parts to wrap around with the painting.
The final painting was really outside of my normal subject matter. A goldfish bowl with a couple of fish swimming around. I actually had great fun with it, especially carrying the fish bowl around the sides, top and bottom.
I guess some artists are more comfortable painting the same thing time after time, but I find that I like the challenge of trying something different. What do you think?