Is it just me, or does it seem like paintings get no love in Minecraft?
Mojang haven't added in any new ones in a long long time, albeit plenty of room on the current texture to add more; and it seems like there are absolutely no mods around to add in more paintings for newer versions of the game.
As of currently, there are only 26 paintings in Minecraft, 7 1x1, 5 1x2, 2 2x1, 1 4x2, 6 2x2, 2 4x3, and 3 4x4. There are no 2x3, 2x4, 3x2, 3x3, or 3x4 painting sizes - that is simply not enough paintings in not enough sizes for my liking!
I would really appreciate it if someone could create a simple mod to add more paintings to the game, preferably of current sizes and the sizes that aren't in the game.
I created a new larger painting texture for more paintings of all sizes listed above, so that there are 8 of each size. That should be more than enough for everyone to enjoy, right?
Basically it's a good idea, but you should re-arrange the painting textures to be as compact as possible. If you play with many mods that have large blank spaces in their resource files minecraft creates a HUUUUUGE texture map leading to memory leaks... (you don't even need spaces between 2 paintings as they are defined via their x and y offsets.