Category Archives: Miniature Painting

Old meets new!

I came across these little Italian frames in an antique store recently and painted two tiny miniatures to fit them. The minis are painted on hardboard and displayed without glass, which I think suits the time-worn look of the these lovely little frames. Now to find more little gems! “Country Days I & II” acrylic on hardboard. Both minis are 1.5 x 2 inches small.

A Castle Painted in Miniature

Eilean Donan Castle (5.25 x 1.75 inches)

This new miniature painting “Eilean Donan Castle” was inspired by a trip to Scotland where I fell in love with the landscape and ancient architecture. Many have fallen under the spell of this stone fortress, brooding on its island in the sea, and I was no different. While painting this miniature I felt like I was crawling over every wall, stone and rooftop, getting up close and personal with this formidable structure. This is one of the reasons I so enjoy painting in miniature, and it was a grand visit.

Honey, I shrunk the art!!!

I am very pleased to be participating in the up coming art show “Honey, I Shrunk The Art” at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island, Wa. A fabulous collection of small and tiny artworks will be showcased at the gallery beginning Saturday, November 21st and running through to January 10th. Please stop by if you are in the area or visit Matzke Fine Art Gallery on-line!

New Miniature Painting: “Autumn Morning”

Autumn Morning (4 x 2.25 inches)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.

Miniature Painting: “Nature’s Palette”

Nature's Palette (a tiny 2.5 x 3.5 inches small)
Nature’s Palette (a tiny 2.5 x 3.5 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.

This painting is available for purchase at Rendezvous Art Gallery, in Vancouver, BC.

A Miniature Painting for Autumn

Down The Line (2 x 4.5 inches)
Down The Line (A tiny 2 x 4.5 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.

New Miniature Painting! “The Red Canoe”

The Red Canoe – acrylic on paper board. Actual size: a tiny 1.75 x 5.25 inches small.

The Red Canoe (1.75 x 5.25 inches)

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!

New Miniature Painting – Island Shores

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.

Miniature Painting (a tiny 1.75 x 5.25 inches small)
Miniature Painting (a tiny 1.75 x 5.25 inches small)