With so many flowers and so little time, I’ve been doing a series of smaller paintings. This tiny 6″ x 6″ size is in the tradition of the Daily Painting Movement. Many artists paint a daily painting often of a simple still life subject such as a single pear, a bunch of radishes, or a sandwich. These can be quite engaging. Since painting life-size is my favorite way, I ususally paint larger canvases for the obvious reason that much of nature’s bounty does not fit in 36 square inches. Ironically, and I haven’t figured out why, the tiny canvases often take as long, often longer, than larger ones. This is yet another of the mysteries of painting.