It’s a chilly winter morning at the studio today! Slow drive in but a pretty winter view all around. The chickadees are busy in the hedgerow outside my window and flitting about the Christmas lights. These sweet little guys are just the inspiration I need today. Maybe a new winter painting… 🙂
Looking forward to tonight! It’s the opening reception for the Annual Small Works show at Gallery 8 on Salt Spring Island, from 5-8pm. The show continues through December and features many small and delightful artworks! Here are the two tiniest minis that I am contributing to the show at 2″x1.5″ each:
And these two slightly larger works at 2″x3″ and 3″x2″ respectively:
Here are two new minis of the mid island area: Nanaimo River and the train tracks near Transfer beach in Ladysmith, both dressed in autumn colours. I was fortunate to be on Vancouver Island on a gorgeous fall day and visited these beautiful places with camera on hand and leaves still on the trees! It’s great to paint these little guys with all that lovely colour.
For all those who love miniature art, here is link to the 84th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature held in Maryland, USA:
The show is presented by the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC, and the exhibition runs from November 19 – January 6th at The Mansion of Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD.
I am very honoured to have received a First Place for Landscape award for my mini painting titled “Morning Tide”. This painting was inspired by a morning visit to the beach near Tofino BC, another glorious place to see along the beautiful west coast!
If you love small works of art, please follow this link to the Howard/Manville Gallery’s 27th Annual Invitational Small Works Show. Located in Kirkland, WA, you will find a beautiful collection of small images worked in a variety of media, and I am delighted to be a part of this year’s show. Two of my miniatures available at the show are: “West Coast Morning” and “Tranquility”. Both paintings are acrylic on paperboard.
This mini painting was inspired by a morning walk along the beach near Tofino, on Vancouver Island. The calm water and soaring gulls made for a lovely start to the day. June is a particularly nice time to visit the area. 🙂
This miniature painting is of the beautiful estuary near Parksville BC, where the Englishman River meets the sea. Many birds, creatures and a variety of grasses and plants thrive here. A wonderful place to walk through.