Sunday, March 7, 2010

Teeny Tiny Paintings

This weekend was open studios at WAS. I don't open to sell anymore - or at least for the next 6 months or so. My door is open periodically throughout the day just so I don't seem completely anti-social but I do find the whole open studios thing incredibly distracting. It is busy and loud and its hard for me to focus so this weekend, instead of working on the big flower painting,  I painted 2 small paintings. And I mean really small - 2.5 x 3 inches. I took a picture with a pen as reference so you could see how small they really are.

 It was a lot of fun. I felt no pressure at all, I could do it with people milling around and talking and it was so satifying! I did one of the tulip vase and another of some peaches. The peach painting is a small version of one I did last fall.

That was Saturday, then today I did a couple of small paintings from my imagination so I could relax and enjoy the paint. So much fun!!

All and all it was great painting weekend. Which is bizarre to me, because I was not in a very good mood - the day job unfortunately was getting in the way.  But at the end of the weekend I remembered why I took the job in the first place and things were put back in perspective. Strange how the cosmos take care of you, isn't it?


  1. I like these little paintings - I can't believe how much information you got down in such a small panel - for instance, the side of that vase, beautiful!

  2. LOVE these miniatures! Don't know if you ever saw the dollhouse I built but I've always been drawn to all things miniature...

    I don't mean to diminish (haha) your work, but believe me, there's a market for original scale (12:1) artwork. You'd be surprised how many lonely cat lady types there are out there shelling out money for dollhouse accessories.

  3. Lisa - thank you! I had fun doing them and I think I need to do more - mainly for the instant gratification and the stress free element.

    Anyadwe- I don't recognize your name so I'm not sure if we know each other. Do we? The dollhouse thing is interesting, as is the whole miniature market in general.