Category Archives: Miniature Painting

Progression of a miniature painting

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!

Sister paintings: River Suite

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.

A glorious day on the coast!

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.

Summer Shore (1.75 x 4.25 inches)
“Summer Shore” (measures a tiny 1.75 x 4.25 inches) Acrylic on board.

“At Rest” new mini painting

Here’s a new miniature painting titled: “At Rest”, measuring 1.75 x 4.25 inches in size.

At Rest (1.75 x 4.25 inches) with coin
“At Rest” (1.75 x 4.25 inches), acrylic on art board, coin to show scale.

This little acrylic painting features a scene of Vancouver Island and Newcastle Island, also known as Saysutshun, a wonderful place to boat to, hike over and just spend a day exploring.

At Rest (1.75 x 4.25 inches)
“At Rest” (1.75 x 4.25 inches), acrylic on art board.



Peninsula Gallery Rebirth opening!

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 today
Saturday 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!
Visit Our Gallery!
Our Gallery’s Hours Will Stay The Same:
Tue – Sat: 10-5
Other Days and Times: By appointment or By chance

New mini: Spring Meadow

Spring time in pretty Beacon Hill park on Vancouver Island, where lovely camas blooms in the grass and blue skies shine overhead. Lovely spot for a ramble on a sunny day!

“Spring Meadow” (1.75 x 4.25 inches), acrylic on art board, second image with coin to show scale.


Painting tiny worlds with big views.

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.