Prairie Winds Art Gallery in Grand Island, NE. is having their annual
Miniature Art Show - the deadline was coming up fast.
The requirements are nothing painted is to be larger than 5" x 5" or 25 square inches
and living things have to be 1/6th their size or smaller,
so for instance if a head is 9", the image you paint cannot exceed 1 1/2 inches.
Today, I painted #3 (and that was after three complete fails
of other subjects - hard to paint small for me) -
took it's photo above before I was really done
and next thing I knew, it was done and in the frame.
I did not take that moment to photograph it.
I DID some more work in the bottom right quadrant
the grass was connected and had a more finished look
on the final look over.
Once behind glass and mounted in mat board,
I just don't take them
First painting is my daughter - done from a photo -
wrapped in her winter warmth with a great
lens flare over her shoulder,
I think it will be titled "Sun Flare".
Second one is the puppy I did last week, and thought I would do a better one, but
I the next one I did, was NOT a better one, so this one makes it to
the frame. I can live with that, I varnished it...it seemed to make the
surface better. It will be titled "Surveillance".
Third one - is one I have had on the 'to-do pile'
for a very long time. It finally made it to
the surface and it will be titled "Hidden".
Watercolor, all around. I am really starting to love it.
I have done nothing but watercolor for the last six paintings or so
the ones that went in the 'round file'.
Oh ya, and the ONE 'pencil' from the last post.
I have so many pigment choices to mix from today,
I used my old $1.25
from a hundred years ago - amongst others.
Off they go, along with 2 commissioned pieces to their owners - this week.
Next week, I deliver my art to the MAPS show in Topeka.
No more shows for now - they take too much time. I need studio time - just for painting
and ONLY painting.
Today I had help - I do every day, but today seemed to be
one of 'help - like it or not'...I have such sweet 'studio kittens'.