Experienced local artists have been giving me one piece of advice that I never took seriously until last week. The advice was, "Work Bigger."
The time and money it would take to work larger always discouraged me until last week. I'm in a Texan juried art show this month. Lots of good work at the opening but I noticed one thing. I had the smallest piece in the show! I guess everything IS bigger in Texas. No matter how cool my piece looked, it was eclipsed by bigger work.
I decided to bite the bullet and get the materials I need for my biggest 2D piece yet at 24"x48". 4x the size of my largest work to date. This is exciting and I'm motivated to get started this week!