October 1, 2022

Here’s why I work in all different sizes…

I had a super fun event at my studio last weekend and loved meeting so many of you; thanks for coming! In preparing for “Artist at Work,” a more casual open studio, I still wondered if the space looked good and which works to display. I decided to put out several 12” x 12” panels, the ones I use in Art2Life Workshops, and I was surprised by what I learned.

Take a look…

A variety of panels were out for all to see — some old, some new, some I love, some I don’t love. The surprise was how differently people responded to them! We think we know for ourselves what is our better work, but getting it out there reminded me this is so personal, and I saw the work with fresh eyes. We aren’t always the best judge of our work.

Working in different sizes, especially small ones, provides an easy way to try new ideas and generate work that’s accessible.

Do you work in a variety of sizes? Let me know in the comments below.

The next episode of the Art2Life podcast is a continuation of things I’ve learned about confidence due to a recent experience. My gallery came out last week rather unexpectedly, which caught me off guard, but what I learned from it could be helpful for you too. I hope you’ll join me this Wednesday.

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Have a blast making art today!

PS Here are some links to the items I showed you in today’s video:

Art2Life frames

Art2Life 12” x 12” panels

You can find butcher paper and gloss medium at your local art supply store or on Amazon.


Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

Join me and artists from all over the world in our Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group or learn more here about Art2Life.

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