1. Tracy
    May 26, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

    I may be biased on this subject as I like to paint in a small format, but I love small works. I think there is an intimacy in them that is often lost in a larger piece. A small piece can definitely be monumental, especially if it’s painted with as much respect as a large piece would be. Your small pieces are very strong, hope I can see them in person sometime!

    I really like these plein aires that you have been doing.


  2. Jeff Hayes
    May 26, 2006 @ 9:40 pm

    Hi Tracy – coming from you that means a lot – thanks!

    And I couldn’t have said it better… small paintings rule!


  3. Kris Shanks
    May 27, 2006 @ 2:06 am

    I think small paintings have to work harder to have an impact. Every part of the painting has more meaning, so they either really work for me or they don’t. They don’t dominate a space the way a large painting can, but a small painting can have a certain quiet perfection that can draw the viewer in.

    I really like the shimmering quality of the light you caught in this painting, and the very formal compositition. Nice!


  4. Jeff Hayes
    May 27, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

    Thanks Kris,

    It is interesting to think about the way in which scale can shape our perceptions and the creation of paintings.


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