I have mentioned previously that I like to do small warm up pieces using oil and cold wax before I tackle a larger painting.
I generally split a piece of Arches Huille paper from one of the pads they produce (approx 30 x 40 cm) into four and work from that. On this occasion I decided to take one of the large loose leaf sheets (56 x 76 cm) of Arches Huille and separate that into 16 with masking tape. I wanted to play a little longer but also see how the paintings would come out.
I created a time-lapse video of the process so you can see where I started with this large blank sheet of paper and what I ended up with.
It really is a nice collection of small works. They work well together and I am reluctant to cut them up and separate them.
They are quite different from each other but still sit well together because its the same palette, similar marks etc.
It was quite an exercise to do over a good half a day or so but definitely one I am going to try again, this time with a different colour palette and maybe different sized paintings... who knows?