Florida life continues in the high summer temperatures…waiting for the afternoon rain.
I don’t use this lens that often, but it was fun playing with the camera settings today. Of course I was melting in this Florida heat, waiting for hummingbirds that did not visit. Maybe next time!
Florida Living… feeling spoiled by the beauty today.
I need to find a better posting schedule for my blog. I have so many daily art projects happening and a large amount of work each week that I could post and discuss here. Fitting in weekly blog posts hasn’t been my best skill set these past two months.
I was happy to find this app by Diptic that allows me to create a collection of pages for viewing that will help me get caught up with sharing the latest art pages. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!
Art journaling exotic and familiar fruits
For the month of May, I joined up with a group of Instagram artists to illustrate fruits for each day in our Hobonichi notebooks. Some of these fruits were very new to me, and so I was happy, that along with an artistic prompt benefit, there was an educational perk as well. Now I have several fruits that I am determined to find so I can sample all the delicious qualities that other people have been chatting about on my Instagram feed.
I chose to keep it fairly simple with watercolors, ink, and graphite. And so far, I am happy to say I have kept up with this project. Thirty-one days seems like a more manageable timeline for endurance as compared to the 100 day challenge that admittedly took more tenacity. So… here are my fruity offering so far…
The obsession with tiny art
I’ve always enjoyed painting in miniature and have worked as small as 1 x 1 inch. It is a tiny space to fill, requiring some very small brushes. But the reduced canvas or paper size allows one to simplify the beauty of a petal, or the essence of a landscape to a sometimes minimalist interpretation.
Working small also allows the artist to complete a work in a few sessions, sometimes even just in one morning of studio time. The art techniques and talent required remain the same. It’s just a smaller art expression, a slice of beauty… captured with the tip of a watercolor brush or the slightest press of a painting knife.
I will forever be fascinated with what one of my dear friend calls… “wee” things. Yes, the small treasures of the miniature world.
Here are some that I painted this week. Original miniature paintings are currently available in my studio318 Etsy shop.
Thank you for visiting and reading my blog. Have a beautiful weekend.