Last week I ran an informal poll among my blog readers and WetCanvas forum participants. The question was, What size do you most typically paint in outdoors? I was curious, because I'm in the process of writing an article for The Artist's Magazine on large format outdoor painting.
I limited the poll to certain sizes. I suggested to participants that they find a size that is close if they didn't see theirs listed. Over 130 painters responded, and if you're one of them, thank you!
Here are the percentages:
Remember that these are what respondents typically paint in.
Here are some observations:
- Nearly three-quarters of the respondents typically paint either 8x10 or 9x12
- All but 4% typically paint 12x16 or smaller
I suppose a follow-up poll might ask, What do you consider to be a large format? But, if one were to postulate that a large format is anything that most people don't paint in, anything over 12x16 would be large.
By the way, there are still several shopping days left till Christmas! The studio sale continues a bit longer.