Category Archives: Miniature

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.

 

 

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.

 

Autumn in miniature

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons in which to paint the landscape. Like spring, the fall season here on the west coast is colourful and full of energy. Leaves are changing, storms are brewing and the landscape is busily preparing for a winter nap.

I painted this little miniature several years ago, featuring some old train tracks running through the small town of Chemainus on Vancouver Island, still a lovely place to visit.

Along the Tracks II (2 x 4.5 inches)

A Walk Through the Park – in miniature

I find few things lovelier than a leisurely stroll through a beautiful park, on a very fine spring day. Largely, I suspect, because I don’t have to battle allergies that accompany spring’s grand arrival.

This painting depicts springtime in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC.

“Walk Through the Park”  Acrylic on board (2 x 4.5 inches small)

Walk Through the Park (2 x 4.5 inches)

Here is a look at the same painting with rough edges and a quarter to show scale:

Walk Through the Park (2 x 4.5 inches) Quarter

“It’s a Miniature World” art show opens this week in Lantzville

The Lantzville Art Gallery‘s new show “It’s a Miniature World” opens this week! The show will feature the artworks of several Vancouver Island artists, as well as 10 new miniature paintings I’ve just completed with a focus on local island landscape.

Please click on the link if you’d like more information. The show runs from Oct. 19th – Nov. 20th at the Lantzville Art Gallery, located at 7217 Lantzville Rd., just north of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11am – 4pm.