Miniature Paintings

Small Format Art using Golden Acrylics

Yesterday I finished working on some tiny canvas paintings. I’ve painted in miniature format for many years, and it’s always fun to return to the 2 to 3 inch zone to brush up on some editing skills. You just can’t fit it all in; a minimal approach becomes necessary.

Small brushes are great to use for painting this small, but the corner of larger brushes can also work and help facilitate a less fussy technique.

These small works shown here are acrylics on stretched canvas with painted sides, and I’ve just added them to my Etsy shop.

(Golden Acrylics)

Today in the art studio

Small works in oils

It was a good day for the small works projects–I managed to add some more to each of these oil paintings.

Working in oils takes more time to allow for drying, but I enjoy everything about the texture of painting alla prima with oils. I often work in acrylics and watercolors in between the oils–it gives my creative brain a different outlet and keeps my skills expanding in other mediums.

Watercolor painting with Schmincke

Layers of transparent paint create interesting…

happy surprises

transparent light stories,

the magic of watercolor…

 

Finished painting is available on Etsy… have a beautiful Tuesday. 🙂

 

Sleepy lizards and blue plumbagos

Florida Living…

Florida life continues in the high summer temperatures…waiting for the afternoon rain.

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plumbagor

Nikkor zoom 70-300 mm

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!

 

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A walk through the neighborhood

Florida Living… feeling spoiled by the beauty today.

 

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Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

One of our favorite places to get outdoor exercise is Epcot at Magic Kingdom. Since we are Florida Passholders, we have the opportunity to enjoy the parks on a regular basis–at our own speed, and we can pick the best weather days! We truly appreciate the flexibility and freedom to visit the Disney parks in this manner. No stress. And when we get tired, we can go home!

Right now Epcot is having their Flower and Garden Festival, and we look forward to it every year. Here are some photos I took during our recent visits.