I often hall around several sizes of canvas to the various open studio sessions. Sometimes a pose seems to cry out for specific size and format. These are 12x24. Most of my portraits are 16x20. I no longer go smaller than 12x16.
More recent work. I am seeing much more these days. The shape of the orbit, the pit under the lateral upper lip, the temperature of the shadows...... The painting seems to flow with less effort...the next step being obvious. I am more sure of what designs I like, and I choose badly less often. I am greedy and want more time. I haven't enough energy to paint more than three hour a day.