Painting Tiny Art
This month I concentrated on painting miniature watercolors using Arches paper and Daniel Smith watercolors. You can see some of them here on my new project page.
I finished this impressionistic watercolor landscape today. I like how the watercolors run and blend, forming unexpected forms and textures. It is painted on 3 x 3 inch paper. It is signed and dated on the back.
“The Golden Hour”
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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.