Another miniature painting from the northwest coastal area on Vancouver Island, titled “Summer Shore” (1.75 x 4.25 inches small). One of the things I love best about the west coast is how in the course of one day, the water can change from steel gray to sky blue, and everything in between.
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)
Here is a look at the same painting with rough edges and a quarter to show scale:
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. 🙂
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.
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.
Travelling along the coast of the Olympic Peninsula afforded many beautiful beach moments, and this miniature painting was the result of one such moment, which I enjoyed with my daughters.
This miniature painting was inspired by a trip to the west coast near Tofino, last autumn. Standing on the rocks and enjoying the lush greens of the coast, I couldn’t help but marvel at the vast array of greens found in just this one beautiful spot on the beach.