I haven't sold many paintings in that size. I think they are too big to call a small painting and too small to call a large painting. Think about putting one over a couch -- too small. To put in a grouping on a small wall area like an entry -- too large. I asked him cut one piece to 11 x 20 and that left a 5 x 7 and a 5 x 13 inch pieces. We shall see what comes of those.
It has been good for me to post my sketches here and on the Scavenger Hunts. It keeps me sketching almost every day. When I am not excited about painting, I at least get out some art supplies and push on.
I like sketching with ink and pastels for some of the same reasons. It is immediate and I don't have to go over and over something. Pastels are easier to correct, but when I sketch, I try to leave it as is without doing much to correct the sketch. Sketching on the iPad is easy clean up, too, but takes more time for me.
Colored pencils require coloring and going over and over to achieve dark colors. Watercolors, oils and acrylics require "watching paint dry" and also more clean up. If you sketch with oil paints for fifteen minutes it may take thirty minutes to clean up. Not my thing!
In the meantime this evening, I sketched with my pastels. I just wiped off the sketch of pear, tomato and egg and then I had an under painting.
Number 14, bowl
Number 15, lolly - I did some hard candies, Life Savers, wrapped in cellophane. Not a very successful sketch, too small is my excuse
Number 16, biscuits - used some small gluten free cookies, the British call what we call cookies, biscuits.