Mini Cornwall Collection

13 08 2015

Well, the 4 mini Cornwall paintings are done!

Cornwall mini canvases 2015

Counter clockwise from top left:
1) Lock from inside the House at Mount Edgcumbe, right near Plymouth, England
2) The domes at the Eden Project, near St. Austell
3) Boat and bird by the waters around Mount St. Michael
4) Houses and pastures of Tintagel, seen from atop Tintagel Castle

Cornwall mini canvases2 2015

They are so cute and little! May be putting up to sell on Etsy soon. Admittedly, the lock painting doesn’t fit in as well with the rest of the others, since the others are all very green and outdoor scenes, but each painting represents my favorite outings on our England trip. I went for a brighter, more green-toned look in the outdoor pieces than my photos generally had because I love the brightness of greenery. Fun project…maybe next I’ll do mini paintings of London or Strasbourg.

Cornwall mini canvases3 2015

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More Mini Canvas

5 08 2015

I have 1 more Biltmore/travel post to go, but it’s time for some overdue traditional art. A while ago I started a small project of a mini collection of mini canvases (2 inches x 2 inches each) showing scenes from my trip to Cornwall, England. I wrote about the first here, a lock at Mount Edgcombe. Here’s the second, a boat from Mount St. Michael:

mini canvas boat1

They’re based on photos I took there and aren’t designed to be exact (e.g. I took out the people and other birds, as well as narrowed in on a square versus the whole rectangle, as you can see below), but let me tell you, it is HARD to paint that small, especially without very small brushes.

mini canvas boat2

A couple more to come in the next week or so. 🙂





Cornwall Mini Canvases

18 06 2015

mini canvas key

Sorry the pic is messy – but this is sort of a work-in-progress situation. I have all these mini canvases I gessoed and am going to try doing 4 mini paintings from photos I shot in Cornwall (England), starting with this lock close-up from Mount Edgcumbe. Going to try an outdoor scene next – I may need a smaller brush first!





Mini Peacock

30 05 2013

Gonna be part 2 of a 4 part bird series…
peacock mini

Now time for dinner. Tofu parmesan risotto – good or bad idea? About to find out!








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