Recently, I painted the largest painting I had ever attempted. With the canvas measuring 48 X 72, I knew there would be challenges but also benefits of working with large brushes and not feeling cramped by a small substrate.
I was delighted to find the experience was not nearly as intimidating as I expected. There were considerations such as mixing enough paint to cover an area before the acrylics began to set up, finding a large enough place to hang the canvas while painting, and having enough room to step back to assess my progress.
What I discovered in the process was freedom. I was able to put my entire arm into the brush strokes. The size was no more intimidating as starting on a small blank canvas. I found working on the composition was actually easier than on a small substrate. The freedom of larger brushes and more canvas allowed me to not get caught up in tight details.