By Linda Perala-Hunt
Is an exciting addition to the Sorrel Sky Gallery’s yearly lineup. Now in it’s third year, it is one that we all look forward to. A small format painting is generally under 14 inches either way in size. Composition, scale, and format become extremely important when working small.
Artists have to be very conscientious of the composition, though the subject matter is limitless and the possibilities to display your small collection are endless. These small works allow a collector to build a varied collection in subject matter, although some choose to go with a theme. Displaying the art has it’s endless possibilities as well.
It can add interest to a room. The small pieces fit into any location alone and the collection, when placed all in one area, give the room interest and will draw a viewer in to look closer at each piece. Collectively, they can be captivating and they have an intimacy about them – you want to get closer.
People love to purchase art when they travel because it is a reminder of that special place they visited and the adventure of the trip. Small works can travel easily and don’t need a lot of consideration of placement – you can always find a niche for a small work of art. The variation is not limited to size or subject matter and can also cross mediums.
Add a photograph in with the oil paintings, and a lithograph with a wall sculpture. The possibilities are endless and can cross over oceans and time barriers. What a fun way to build on your collection, and a good opportunity to sample a cross section of various artists.
Come see our small works show, “Little Windows with a Big View” on November 1st from 5-8pm. The work will be on display through November.