Jul 11, 2010

Miniature Paintings

Peonies and Roses Still Life 6"x8" Oil on Linen Panel

Plum Still Life 3"x3" Oil on Linen Panel
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Blue and White Rice Bowl Still Life 2 1/2"x3" Oil on Linen Panel
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I needed to cut one of my larger linen panels to fit a frame I had gotten (I know, that’s a bit backwards, but I love the frame). Well, I had leftover pieces of linen panel and this week I did a couple of paintings on them; the one of the bowl and the one of the plum above. I had so much fun that I cut a larger linen panel into smaller pieces to do more mini- miniature paintings. It is a blast and feels so-not-stressful.
I also worked on a few larger pieces that are considered miniature to many artists, but to me they are pretty large. One is that of the flowers, which I finished with the help of artists friends like Carla Anglada, Tracey Harris, and Juan Jr. Ramirez, who were so gracious to give me advice on painting white flowers. They are great master artists that I so very much admire.
Of course, I still need much practice, but it is a definite improvement. Thank you, my dear artist friends. Oh, the flowers I got from A Date with Iris. They were leftover from a wedding. Hooray for want-not-waste-not!
The painting of the plum (“On My Easel” on the right side of the page) is what I am working on right now. The alabaster bowl, looks nothing like alabaster, and at this point, not even a well-made vessel, which it is. AHHHHHH!!!! Well, I am leaving it for another day. Tomorrow I have to get back to enameling… Sheridan owner of A Jeweler’s Art has sold out of my earrings and would like more…Yay!!! Oh, she teaches jewelry classes in her studio. They are wonderful for beginners and those with a bit of experience also. She is a master caftsperson, so you will learn so much. You can find out more about her classes on her website.

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