Miniature Watercolours

January 4, 2012

I usually spend my painting days alternating between very large watercolours and tiny, intimate pieces.  The miniatures sell exceedingly well, for after all, even if collectors truly can’t fit yet another painting on their walls, there’s always room for a wee one on a table, desk or mantle.

It’s birds which often become my subject of choice because many species are small and lend themselves well to the petite oval frame, or tastefully-tiny square.  It’s such a joy depicting the finches and juncos I glimpse just beyond our living room window, attacking the feeders, nudging each other aside in order to get at the goodies.

"a gathering of miniatures"

Here’s a close-up of a landscape based on our British Columbian, mountain-surrounded Interior:

'A 1" x 2" Kamloops Alpine View'

7 Responses to “Miniature Watercolours”

  1. Yes, thank you–good! You can do them too, after seeing your Flamenco dancers, I know you will be great.


  2. What a brilliant idea! You’ve made me get my thinking cap on.


  3. I loved watching the process of you making prints from gigantic plant leaves! I hope you get a lot of people clicking onto your ‘flickr’ slideshow because it’s quite something to behold. thank you for your comments here!


  4. I love the miniatures, especially the way you tell a little story about each one. Well done! Thank you for stopping by my site, and the “like.” ~ Elizabeth


  5. very nice of you to tell me, thank you. I love doing them. and you? do you ever do miniatures?


  6. junematics said

    Those miniatures in all their little frames–I love them! A collection of small treasures.


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