I wish I had a studio the size of Monet's, a barn he had built at Giverny to create his water lillies, some of which were as large as 55-feet wide. Of course, one would also need huge walls for display, like those of Galerie de l'Orangerie in Paris, where his seminal series is hung. Instead, I've focused on triptychs that can be large, but don't require quite so much space.
These large paintings are especially fun, and I find myself being much more physical during the process. I'll quickly apply hundreds of small brushstrokes moving all along the composition before selecting another blend of colors. I've captured that process in the 7-minute video, "My Approach to Oil Painting" – click the button below to watch it!