One of the baby chicks:
This is one of the paintings I'm working on of the lavender fields at Becker Vineyards in Fredericksburg Texas. A November photo was the inspiration for this painting, an 8 x 10, oil on canvas panel. Ready on the easel for this week are photos of the fields in bloom.
I've been asked about size designations for paintings, so from now on, I will include more information for artists and collectors to better explain different aspects of my craft. If a painting is sized 6 x 8, that is not the same as 8 x 6. The first number designated is the height, the second is the width. Thus, 6 inches high by 8 inches wide is designated as 6 x 8. Often this is called “landscape” orientation (wider horizontally), and an 8 x 6 would be called “portrait,” (taller vertically.) Please let me know any questions you have, either by email at email@example.com or in the comment section of my blog just below the post.