How do you determine, how large or small images will be on your canvas ?
For example, If I have a Photo Frame that displays an apple orchard 12" x 12" and I want to paint this image on a much larger canvas say, 36" x 48" is there a formula for setting the proportional divider ? or does Linear Perspective take over ? I seem to have a natural ability to charcoal sketch a landscape, Profile of a model of a Statue, ( Rapturous Accent by Carlo Bronti 1951 ) but laying out a painting is a little different. Am I challenged by using multiple Horizons and Vanishing Points ? Or is there something I need to learn yet, that I haven't ?
I would like to just draw and use the methods from the The "Merode Altarpiece
", attributed to the workshop of Robert Campin
, c. 1427–32
I have prepared my canvas, not sure what to paint on it yet, Iv'e studied it a couple times, and see different things, thought of a self portrait scene, where I am working on handmade clocks that I have made, tried to pencil sketch in my crazy ideas book, using one point perspective, struggling a bit with laying out the scene, which would be a combination of actual images still life ( my clocks, candle holders, coffee mugs etc ) and a Photograph of my self working at my bench, and some imagination as well.
Currently working on several other oil paintings, including Starry Night on a 26" x 30" Canvas, Cherry Trees Holding The Moon, one abstract 30" x 40", and a imaginary abstract/realism Mountain Landscape 24" x 48", a few others.