Here is a quick little peak of some of the new artworks created in the studio. Pictured above and below are just a few of the new miniatures that I have painted this winter. Some of them are on wood and some on paper. So much fun!
I took a few chances in composition and enjoyed working with the variety of color and subject matter. Switching between working on these little ones while working on larger paintings makes studio time even more interesting. Larger paintings take much more focus and time. Each miniature takes between 3 and 5 hours depending on level of detail, which is not a large commitment. Some may be painted again in a much larger format because they were so successful, have great design and fun color combinations.
The tiny works on paper pictured above measure about 1.5 inches by about 2 to 3 inches. Many of them will be used as greeting card appliqués and sent with hand written notes as needed. A few of them may be double matted and shrink wrapped for sale.
Because they are created on paper, I allow myself to let go of the expectation of having them turn out well. Paper is cheap and easy to cut. Even less time is spent painting these than the miniatures on wood and with them I am learning to trust my own memory and imagination. Often I will not use a photo reference for these and will make up the scene as I go along. Very good practise indeed!
You are welcome to make arrangements for a studio visit to come and see what I currently have in stock. There are new paintings coming every week!