Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tiny paintings

"Forest of feathers" a little 3x3 inch painting,

I just finished this little folk art painting.
It's called "Smiling rainbow trout". It's Very Small (5"x 3") and the sides are painted, so it's
ready to hang. It's listed in my on-line Etsy shop.

(AWESOME!! I got the link to work!...hope I can do that again.
Sorry, but I do struggle with some of the technology.)

Yah, I know... real fish don't have eyelashes or noses, but this one does :)

I've had a few days off, and have spent countless hours in my studio...and on the computer.

Blogging is still awkward, but I'm working on it.
I've got photos of new jewelry that I'll be adding to my Etsy & Zibbet shops.

This little painting sold the same night I listed it!

Anyhow, back to the studio.
I've been concentrating on my clay horse sculpture, A horse with no name-

I did some organizing (my beads and jewelry had been
taking over), but now I have room to do some painting.

Only a little room, mind you, but that's ok, because
I have some tiny canvases I've been anxious to paint.
(The smallest of them is 2 x 2 inches!)
This photo shows 2 of my tiny canvas paintings,
and my 1st trading card.

Although the canvases are small, so there's not much surface to paint,
it's quite painstaking to work on such a small scale.
I've completed 4 paintings and my 1st trading card these past few days.

Usually I paint landscapes and trees, so I'm trying new subjects and
stepping out of my comfort zone.
I never paint people, so the girl portrait was definately a challenge.
Her face started off quite realistic, but when when I started painting her
hair, I got carried away. I love playing with brush strokes, so that's what I did.
Well, it's noon and my computer time is up.
I hope you enjoy my little paintings.