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.
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.
More of my sketchbook images to use in your planners!
Thank you Instagram and Facebook friends who have ordered new art cards this past week. I am so grateful for the enthusiasm you have for these tiny works of art. I can’t wait to see how you use them in your art journals and planners. I currently have 5 different series of art journal cards, or “tip-ins” available in my Etsy shop.
They are professionally printed on 80# glossy (front only) card stock. The colors are very rich–I’m very pleased with the quality, and I’m also ecstatic that I do not have to print them here at the studio. Ya know… painters just wanna paint! Professional printers are a blessing to one-woman shops. 😉
Have a great week everyone!