Bigger is Better {Time Lapse Video}

I’ve been a little absent from this blog but now I hope to be back to a regular posting schedule. I’ve got big plans for this website coming in the next few months, including ways fellow artists can get involved so stay tuned 🙂 It will be the best art website you’ve ever seen. Promise.

Adjusting to having a ‘real job’ has been new to me after all these years of the student life. I don’t love waking up to an alarm every morning but I certainly do love having evenings and weekends to do as I please.

The painting below is a commissioned one that I began back when I was still living the dream as a student at Ottawa U. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift from the man in the picture to his wife, but then turned into a Valentine’s Day gift. It’s nice and huge and therefore took a solid chuck of time to paint. But that’s okay, because bigger is better.

In 5 easy steps!
In 5 easy steps!

The painting is based off this photograph, which was taken at the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.


I started a time lapse video of this painting but then lost my momentum and therefore only have the first chunk to share with you but here it is. Don’t mind my pajamas. Thanks.

And the finished painting.

The finished painting, 30x40" - Acrylic on Canvas
The finished painting, 30×40″ – Acrylic on Canvas

Since this painting is based off of a photograph I had to blow it up about a million times! The picture below gives you an idea of just how big it is.

Oh so big.
Oh so big.

If you ask me to do a commissioned painting, I will usually try to convince you to go big. Not because I want to make more money (although that certainly doesn’t hurt) but because I love doing big paintings. More exciting to paint and more interesting to look at once they’re done too. Win. Win.

As an artist, do you prefer doing bigger or smaller paintings? What about as an art appreciator, is bigger always better?

If you are interested in commissioning a painting, you can find more information about my rates here, or email me at with any questions. Commissioned painting make the absolute best birthday, anniversary, and wedding gifts. 


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