Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This is the last miniature I'll do for the season. I'm behind on other projects and must catch up. I'll start some mini's again in the fall for a couple of shows I think. They are just too much fun! This one, "Quiet Repose" is 2 1/4" x 3".

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Here is yet another miniature. This one is a reworking of a previous painting only this one is scaled down to 3.75" x 2". This beauty grew in our backyard when we lived in Iowa. I thought the backside was far more intriguing than the front so, of course...it got all the attention in this composition. Until spring decides to wake up this year I'll be hooked on flowers from the studio for a while!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

This is another mini, (3 x 2") painted from an old photo I had taken years ago at the Iowa State fair. It was a very hot day and though the afternoon light was harsh outide, inside the barns, there was a dramatic and warm refraction of those strong outside rays. Looking at sheep munching on hay always relaxes me...cows have the same calming affect. I'll have a hard time giving this one up for after having painting it I feel a certain kinship with those animals!