This little guy only measures 3.5×2.5 (ATC size). Tiny is fun. Why? Tiny is fun because you’re not obligated for hours trying to create a large piece of art. Tiny is fast. This only took 30 minutes to complete. Tiny is good for practicing. You can make many pieces of art and learn from mistakes quickly. And tiny is just plain cute!
For some reason, my scanner at work is making this watercolor look very contrast-y. It cannot pick up subtle colors, so unfortunately the picture doesn’t look like the original (the original is much better). 😉
This original watercolor will be framed with a tiny mat and available at the LaGrange Art Gallery’s Holiday Show for only $24! Many other mini art creations will also be available for the same price.
The holiday show is on Friday, November 12, 2010. Food, wine, and art, will be offered, can’t get much better than that. Any artwork not sold at the holiday party will still be available and remain on display in the gallery until the end of December.
It’s a beautiful picture! I love painting minis. I began doing that last year and have a box filled with them which I love to just look at and read on the back of them where I was when I painted them. They are better than a photo memory. When I saw yours at LaGrange Library in January 2010 I was thrilled that someone else was doing this too! Is anyone else besides Chris painting minis?
Beautiful little watercolor. Alanna’s comment reminds me of why I miss sketching. You remember more about the scene when you sketch than when you photograph it. I did a few miniatures when I travelled but don’t do it anymore.
Alanna: Thanks! Yes, I too love minis…less restriction and more play 😀
Joan: I think it would be wonderful if you started sketching again! It’s like riding a bike, you will pick it up in no time at all! It’s never too late to start again. You can do it!
I used to enjoy doing small paintings (typically 8×10″,) but I found I couldn’t sell them.