Paintings come in all sizes according to the shape of an artist’s vision.
Many artists begin painting using small pre-stretched canvases you can buy at Hobby Lobby, then matriculate to larger sizes,then begin stretching their own canvas over manufactured frames, gesso the canvas, and paint up a storm with brushes, knives, sponges, cloths, and anything else that grabs their fancy.
When one makes big art, issues come knocking.
Are walls big enough to display the compositions?
Should you put an inexpensive frame on a work you have spent hundreds of hours to complete?
Where do you store works when they outgrow your studio?
Do you have a vehicle big enough to move them?
Protecting these works is a welcome duty, finding homes for them is a calling, having them near is comforting.
Mom’s leave us with a lot more than their paintings.