It’s getting colder out there, and sometimes thanks to lack of indoor heating it can get quite chilly at the easel. The sun goes down much earlier, and when you don’t want to get paint on your dressing gown, mini paintings are the perfect solution!
I thought I’d share with you a few of the new miniatures over the last few weeks. I love making these tiny paintings as they feel very honest and also very personal. I hope you like them as much as I do, or if you know someone else who might, they’re available through my Etsy shop.
This little blue rock thrush is known here in Malta as il-merill, and is the island’s national bird. There aren’t many bright blue birds like it!
This is painted in oils on a deep-edged mini box canvas, around 12.5 x 12.5 cm as you can see compared to my brushes.
This lovely spiral galaxy is the smallest cosmic piece I’ve done on canvas, and one of the few paintings in acrylic. Forgive me but I love oils! However for a painting such as this I was glad of the speedy drying time for the speedy painting needed to create this effect!
These miniatures have character and I think they’d look great on the desk of any creative spirit, geeky friend or space lover amongst us.
So, as you can see this one’s definitely not new, in fact it’s been in my cupboard for years. I uncovered it again recently, and I don’t know if it’s because winter and Christmas is here, or just the joy of rediscovery, but I have a new love for this little acrylic on canvas.
And finally, the last of (the first) miniature canvas paintings is this gorgeous little robin. You can’t think of Christmas without snow, robins and red berries, right?
And just to show you how small this little fella is…
Thanks for reading! I’m heading to the art shop shortly to buy plenty more mini canvases, so let the adventures begin! What miniature paintings would you like to see next?