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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)

Autumn Splendor in Miniature

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.

Autumn Morning (2 x 4.5 inches)
Autumn Morning (2 x 4.5 inches)
River Water (2 x 4.5 inches)
River Water (2 x 4.5 inches)

Pumpkin Time!

For me, chilly October days in the Pacific Northwest means pumpkin time is here! Bring out the pumpkin pie, pumpkin drinks and pumpkin carving. I love Jack-O-Lantern season, marking the last vestiges of autumn and a time of eerie transformation as the landscape sheds it’s former glory and prepares for a well deserved winter rest.

I hope you will add your own artistic flair to this mischievous duo, happy colouring!

Click here to print out the colouring page: Pumpkin Patch

Autumn is here!

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant

For me, autumn comes comes with crisp morning air, golden afternoons and cozy evenings. And not infrequently, if you live on the west coast, a generous downpour of rain. It’s my favourite time of year, puddles and all, and my gumboots and camera are never far from hand.

Cedar Marsh (4 x 2.25 inches)
Cedar Marsh (a tiny 4 x 2.25 inches)

Unexpected inspiration for the above painting came as I was on my way to somewhere else and I now stop to visit this little marshland whenever I pass by. Onward to new autumn adventures!



Art and Afternoon Tea!

If you enjoy fine artwork, miniature paintings and tea, then please join me for It’s a Miniature World Afternoon Tea on Sunday, October 16th, presented by the Lantzville Art Gallery and neighboring Riso Restaurant and Bakery.

The art gallery is lovely, the restaurant divine (I’ve already sampled their delicious goodies) the event will make for a pleasant afternoon. You may wish to bring a magnifying glass as well, to better see the miniature paintings which measure only a few inches in size.

The following Exhibition “It’s a Miniature World” will be on display at the Lantzville Art Gallery from October 19th – November 20th, located in Lantzville just minutes north of Nanaimo BC. The show will feature several of my miniature landscape paintings and a wonderful selection of fine artworks by gallery artists.

Tickets for the event are $55.00 each and can be purchased at the Lantzville Art Gallery.


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.