Benefits of painting small

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In my over 15 years of teaching beginner painters how to get get started in their painting journey, I hear the majority say that they want to start with a big canvas. What's my definition of a big canvas or painting surfaces? I'd say anything 11 x 14 or larger; something that cannot fit on a smaller work area like a kitchen counter or desk area. Here's my top 3 reasons, from my many years of teaching art, for a beginner painter to start painting on a small surface verses a large one.

First of all, it doesn't require a lot of money or supplies to get started. Art supplies can be expensive, and large canvases even more so. Starting small takes the pressure off, lowers the investments, and lets you enjoy the process instead of stressing out about ruining a large expensive canvas. It's also a great way to try new ideas without investing a ton of time or money.

Working small makes it easy to paint in a limited space, with a limited time-frame, or when traveling. You don't have to have a studio or even a designated space to paint, and you can develop a daily habit of creating a lot easier when you don't have a lot of supplies to manage. 

Small art makes a great gift for you or others to give, and often leads to a larger art purchase later. I love the idea that small works make original art available to a larger audience. Everyone should be able to own a piece of original art! Plus, it's easier to package and mail out.

If you'd like to learn more benefits of painting small, join me for my Fun with Florals online course, where I teach you all about all about painting mini abstract florals.

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