I tend to select a canvas size according to the subject I'm going to paint.
In this case it was a photograph our daughter had taken of a Lamb,
and I happened to have a small
8" x 8" canvas read and prepared with an acrylic background...
Looks very garish in pink doesn't it.
I love the anticipation of this stage in the process, itching to get paint on the canvas
and at the same time wondering if it will work.
In the eye of the beholder, of course,
and it's up to others to decide if it's their cup of tea.
"A Day in Spring"
Oil on canvas
(think I did a slight "tweak" of this lamb AFTER I'd taken this photo,
but it was only slight and basically this is the finished piece)
As I have quite a few canvases prepared, and knowing there will be Wet Canvases sitting around in the studio, I decided to clear some shelf space in readiness for those wet Oil paintings