It’s quite easy when painting to forget about the ‘tiny’ areas of your artwork, those that contain small objects that appear quite subtle and insignificant when compared to the larger objects on your canvas or paper. This is very true of large landscapes. We are so intent on looking at the main subject that we forget to focus on the ‘smaller’ areas. These are often quite beautiful and delicate, and could be seen as complete compositions in themselves.

Today’s image Sticks and Stones, is a large (80 x 60 cm) drawing that won me an art prize 4 years ago. I am very fond of this drawing, but I also love the smaller sections that I have detailed.

When creating such large, detailed artworks always remember to show equal respect for everything you paint.


About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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