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Does Size Matter When it Comes to Art?

Recently my grandmother got close to me and whispered in my ear something she has told me since I can remember, “The most valuable perfumes come in the tiniest bottles.” Like she did when I was young, she was trying to make me feel better after someone has poked fun of me for being 4’11 ½” tall. So I credit my grandmother some for my appreciation of all things tiny, small, little, or diminutive. In fact, like many people, I am very fascinated by small objects. Some of my most favorite material possessions are those that I can hold in one hand.
In college I found some instructors asking me, “Why are you scared to work big?” I have never been scared to do big work, nor I am incapable of creating larger pieces. I choose to work small. I really don't see why to take up more space if you can accomplish your goal on a smaller canvas. Plus, I find it more challenging to create work on a limited surface area than when the sky is the limit. Every brushstroke that you position on a tiny can…

VOTE Best of OKC: OKGazette

Sabi Ltd. 3703 N Western Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73118
(405) 525-1717
Don't forget to VOTE for the Oklahoma Gazette's best places in OK!!!! I voted for SABI Ltd. as best place to find a gift. Because I, of course, think that it is absolutely, fabously lovely! If you haven't tried Fuji's in Edmond, you should. It is the best sushi! I won't mention for which blog or artist to vote (wink, wink). Click at the Best of OKC 09 logo above to go vote.

Timothy Rose Fine Art

How lucky am I?! I have been looking for an oil painting workshop here in town and found Timothy Rose's website. I noticed he had workshops, but they were a way off from my home. I e-mailed him and asked if he was going to offer workshops in Oklahoma City. He said that he had not planned any at the time, but he was going to do a demonstration for the Edmond Art Association. The demonstration was extremely informative. Tim is very comfortable teaching. We were able to ask many questions, which he answered candidly. I so appreciate that. It was very helpful to get some answers regarding artistic techniques and as a business person. His work is obviously wonderful and demonstrates his great talent and experience. Tim brings with the knowledge that he has gather through practice and from workshops with masters such as Jean Chambers, Gay Faulkenberry, and Sherrie McGraw among others.
He will be given a workshop here in Oklahoma City in August. His focus for the workshop is light. His ta…