For those who are interested, here is a look at the process I use when painting my miniature landscapes. I begin with a cut piece of Canson Art Board, use tube acrylics (Golden and Liquitex), on a Masterson Stay-wet palette, Windsor and Newton Series 7 Miniature brushes (for the detail work), a few other brushes including flats, filberts and stipplers. I finish with gloss varnish and frame under glass. Sometimes I use hardboard and the painting can be displayed without glass to protect it. It takes me about 15-20 hours to complete as piece such as this one. One of the best parts of my process is getting out onto the land and taking photos I use for reference, it is always an adventure!
Newest tiny painting: “Swimming Hole” (1.5 x 4.5 inches), acrylic on artboard. A nice spot on a hot day, this is a lovely place to visit near Parksville BC.
If you’d like to see a demonstration of my painting technique, I will be at Peninsula Gallery, located in Sidney BC, on Saturday September 18th. I’ll be in the gallery from 11am -2pm doing a little painting, answering questions and sharing information about miniature painting.
Many thanks to Peninsula Gallery for hosting this event!
A favourite place to spend a day exploring, here are two new miniature paintings featuring the beautiful Coquihalla River as it flows alongside the Othello Tunnels, near Hope BC. More information about the Othello Tunnels, and the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, can be found by following this link, for those who are interested.
These two paintings are available for purchase from Gallery 8 on Salt Spring Island, as part of the gallery’s 12th Anniversary Spring Show.
Title: “River Suite 1 & 2”, miniature paintings measuring 1.5 x 6 inches each, acrylic on artboard.
For me, a day on the west coast of Vancouver Island is usually a grand adventure out on the trails, through the trees and across the beaches. And yes, more often than not, a rainy one too. But when the sun is shining, it is absolutely glorious!
Here is a miniature painting I did of a day spent on the beautiful west coast titled: “Summer Shore” (measuring a tiny 1.75 x 4.25 inches in size), painted with acrylic on art board.
I’m very pleased to share that Peninsula Gallery in Sidney BC is opening their new show today! I have six miniature paintings in the show, along with many beautiful works created by several gallery artists. Here are the details below, and you are most welcome to visit the gallery or view the show online
Or view the gallery here
Dear Friends,As promised, our gallery’s door is officially reopening todaySaturday June 6 at 10am!You can visit our gallery just as before, we allow maximum 8 people to be in the gallery at any given time, you can also watch a short video of a walk through of the gallery or browse through all new arrivals on our website on Event page.We wish you continued safety and health!Or/AndOr/AndVisit Our Gallery!Our Gallery’s Hours Will Stay The Same:Tue – Sat: 10-5Other Days and Times: By appointment or By chance
Some folks have asked me about the scale of my work so I thought I’d take a pic with a few of my paintings next to some studio items to compare size with. Often, I’ll use a quarter next to my painting for scale but it’s fun to use a few other things too! The white surface I’m painting on is Canson art board, nice and sturdy for acrylic painting. 🙂🎨🖌
Some of my tiniest miniature paintings, these eight little pieces were done for a show a few years ago and, when I can go out treasure hunting again, I hope to find more of these little antique frames. Each tiny painting measures approximately 2 x 1.5 inches in size, all are painted with acrylic on hardboard.
Painting the landscape in such a small format offers a good challenge technically as well as visually. My hope is that each painting presents itself as a tiny portal to another place offering a glimpse, if you will, of something lovely.