5 x 5"
oil on panel
The surface you paint on can determine the outcome or effect. Personally, I detest canvas. I feel like I'm pushing the paint into the surface - it's like buttering a cold waffle. So I prefer smooth, hard boards - like spreading warm butter on a warm pancake if you will.
I had this little panel I had painted black, but there was a bumpy texture, kinda sandpaper-like and I wanted that rougher texture for the steps and it worked out pretty well.
You certainly can't nit-pick with details and it kept me loose. And I like that.
From Central Park in New York City on a summer day.