The Golden Years, 36" X 36", acrylic on museum wrapped canvas
The Golden Years, 36″ X 36″, acrylic on museum wrapped canvas

Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied~Arnold H. Glasgow


I am past the halfway point of my Art20K challenge for this year 2013.  Last year I had painted 52 paintings for 2012, which totaled over 15,000 square inches. My intention this year was to have the freedom to paint larger, but at the same time I added to my goal 5,000 more square inches.  I am at a pace right now to paint close to 25,000 square inches. In comparing both of the challenges this is what I have learned thus far.


Obvious, I have more time to paint much larger paintings.


Majority of customers can only afford smaller paintings, painting smaller offered more sales, but less dollars.


I have already sold twice as much in dollars this year, selling larger paintings.


Painting big allows me to be more creative and experiment.


Painting big is very freeing and inspires me to take risks.


Difficult to submit weekly posts and stay connected to fan base, due to the time factor painting larger paintings.


I’m painting for myself.


I realize I need to paint a variety of sizes to satisfy my customer’s needs, giving me a wider customer base.


I love painting large.


Large paintings create an impact in art shows.


 I’ve discovered a new dimension and style to my current work that couldn’t have been discovered with smaller works.


Why do you prefer painting larger or smaller and why?


*ART20K footage completed 12,262 square inches

*Golden Years 36″ x 36″ Acrylic on museum wrapped canvas, price $3240

*All art from Janet Vanderhoof’s Fine Art Gallery, maybe seen in Janet’s studio at Morgan Hill, CA.   You may purchase through contacting my email or phone (408) 460-7237.  Thank you!