Thursday, July 26, 2012

|the huge painting rises|

Go big or go home, right? (photo)
In college I often struggled with painting in my art courses, especially watercolor. As a perfectionist, it's difficult for me to let go of that and start brushing anxiety-free. Sometimes you can salvage mistakes, but it's a far cry from a quick Command-Z on my Mac. When I saw this article about painters who replicate movie posters on the side of a huge building, I gasped at the sheer magnitude of the work. While the scale does allow for a certain degree of blemishes since viewers will be very far away from it, I can't imagine working on such small portions of the painting at a time without being able to see the whole thing. Quite remarkable.