Friday, September 27, 2013

A Burning Question

 "Leaning Lanterns (sketch)"
approx. 8 x 10 inches, oil on board

I'm loving these Chinese Lanterns. They are, by far, the cream of my yard sale shopping crop this summer. I scored a TON of them, too.

I'll be blowing this little sketch up into a larger painting, but what size canvas to use if I want to keep the same proportions? Once again, the internet has the answer to my burning question, and here it is:

Hope you're having a great day!


William R. Moore said...

The 8x10,16x20 and 24x36 are all the same proportion. One side is divisible by 4 and the other by 5 giving the same number, 6. I think the 24x30 is a comfortable size. A little larger is the 32x40. Unless you are planning to change the composition,I would stay away from the other ratios.

William R. Moore said...

Correction in the first line, 24x30 not 24x36.