• Scaling Up - And Plein Air Live

    4 monthes ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    Scaling up a small painting presents many creative problems, but a more mechanical one has to do with drawing the transfer grids. How many of us have struggled with the math? For example, let's say you have a sketch that is 7 inches wide, an odd number, but you want the larger painting to be 24 inches, an even number. It'd be helpful if that sketch were 8 inches wide, wouldn't it? On the sketch, you could simply draw a grid with 1-inch-wide columns and then, on the larger surface, a grid with 3-inch-wide columns, resulting in each having 8 columns of the same width. But 7 inches! You would...
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