One would think that it shouldn't be too hard to take a small painting and enlarge it ...
however, it does take some planning!
is 6 x 9
(a plein air - done in Kelowna, BC at a park on the shores of Lake Okanagan)
is 24 x 36
Here are some shots of my progress so far:
You might have noticed that the park bench is much too small. I hadn't seen it, but my husband came in and politely pointed it out to me. I will fix.
I wanted to see what other painters might say about
the process of painting a larger piece from a plein air study.
Painter Kathleen Dunphy says that, "While the best plein air paintings have a life of their own that can never be repeated, studio works that are painted with the same degree of interest and discovery can convey their own unique story to the viewer." This is the link to that blog post.
Do you enlarge your plein air studies/paintings from time to time?
I would love to hear any tips that help you in this process.