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The Benefits of Making it Bigger: Scale Up the Size of Your Work

small water color artwork of an iceberg with a ruler beside it to show scale


So recently I created 3 versions of virtually the same painting. Why? No I'm not crazy!  I did three sizes of pretty much the same painting because the small version was so interesting and it basically then served as a preliminary study for a larger piece on paper. Once that was complete I wanted to see how it would translate onto canvas and on an even larger scale. 


So what can you gain from this practice? 


1. The…

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Artist in residence Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon is our Artist-in-Residence

With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, her paintings often follow the thread of a heroine's misadventures through a surreal landscape.

She's had the pleasure of teaching at Langara College and given community workshops on painting techniques with an emphasis on watercolour, oil and acrylic. She is a board member at the Grunt gallery.

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