A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 195: Little Big Painting

Little big painting 2

“Size matters not. Judge me by my size do you?” To get your point across, Yoda you quote.

My wife Monique is a wonderful artist. She is an inspiration to me and the perfect partner to turn to when you need a suggestion to help your own artwork work. I can’t tell you how many times she’s given me advice on a piece I’m working on and it is exactly what that piece needed. Her artistic sensibility is just one of the many, many reasons I am a very blessed man.

We have a few of her artworks around our house. Someday I’ll get to sharing more of those, but for today I share one of my favorites. It is one of her “Little Big Paintings” as I’ve come to call them. In a beautifully impressionistic style, she has done a few landscapes on a small scale. The one I share today is a scene across the lake from our friends’ cottage in Quebec. If you’ve spent anytime at a cottage in Ontario or Quebec, the image in this painting will instantly bring you back there. I love it because I love that place and I love her, too.

So my simple post for today is Monique’s ability to translate something big into something small yet retain all the beauty and grandeur of that scene. To me, it is a sign of an exceptional painter who doesn’t need to wow you with an gigantic canvas to draw you in and transport you somewhere else.

I’ve encouraged her to do more of these! Here’s hoping she does.

Little big painting

 

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