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.
New miniature painting: “Gulls Along the Shore” (1.5 x 4 inches small). This little painting was inspired by a trip to Gabriola Island, near Nanaimo BC, and a walk along the lovely stony shores there.
Here is the first mini in a new series I’ve started, titled “West Coast Moments”. This series features landscape scenes from our beautiful west coast, but with a focus on unusual composition and/or lighting as I experienced it while on location. It makes for a nice creative challenge!
“West Coast Moments” painting #1
Acrylic on board, 4″ x 1.5″ small.