My kids did not always appreciate being dragged out of bed for an early morning photo shoot with mom, but they did develop a healthy love for Mother Nature and her mysterious moods. This was one of our favourite haunts on chilly autumn mornings, near Silvermere lake in Mission, BC. It was usually followed up with copious amounts of hot chocolate while fingers and toes thawed out afterward. 🙂
“Autumn Morning” acrylic on paper board, a tiny 4 x 2.25 inches small.
I love the way deep autumn reveals the rich colours and textures of landscape, the last “hurrah!” of the season. This miniature painting was inspired by a lovely October stroll with my daughter, along the Nanaimo River.
“Nature’s Palette” – acrylic on paper board, a tiny 2.5 x 3.5 inches small.
The colourful leaves and crisp morning air signal a change of palette as my creative thoughts turn to the beauty of autumn. Painting this image reminded me of many walks through this lovely forest, where thoughts and memories were carried along the tracks. There is something peaceful about watching lines disappear in the distance, maybe it is the promise of possibilities.
The Red Canoe – acrylic on paper board. Actual size: a tiny 1.75 x 5.25 inches small.
A new miniature painting, fresh off my drawing table, “The Red Canoe” features a coastal scene along Gabriola Island, near Nanaimo BC. I felt particularly Canadian while painting this little piece and it reminded me of how lovely it is to paddle about in a canoe or row boat, or kayak for that matter!
Here is a new miniature painting fresh off the table: Island Shores (measuring a tiny 1.75 x 5.25 inches small).
This scene is of the east coast of Gabriola Island, a truly wonderful place to visit and walk around. The many layers of beach debris, driftwood and stone make for a pleasant afternoon of beach-combing.
This little painting was fun to do. “Afternoon At The River” is a tiny, 2.5 x 2 inch miniature painting of a favourite place to visit in Pitt Meadows, BC. I’ve included a series of images illustrating how the painting came together. The image is painted in acrylic, on a paperboard surface.
Here is a new miniature painting of the train tracks near Transfer Beach in Ladysmith, BC. Two little mule deer are heading off into the bushes at the side. This tiny painting measures only 2.25 x 4 inches.
Thanks to Peninsula Gallery, some of my miniature paintings will now be available with small frames. These frames fit comfortably in the palm of one hand and measure only a few inches in size. This waterfall scene is one that I painted from a trip to the Scottish highlands a few years ago, and is available at the gallery. The featured image for this post is a scene from Ladysmith, which I was working on during the demo last weekend, and will be sending to Peninsula Gallery soon!