This blog is where I discuss my art and other things. I am a miniaturist. I mainly paint in small format size with an emphasis on ACEO. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Egret - Work in Progress
I worked on the bird itself for a bit today. I drew the bird in after debating forever on where I wanted it. Then I could barely see the pencil marks so I just roughly painted in the white so I could tell what I was doing.
I started adding some of his detailing. Now you can see the pencil marks on the wings so I have a lot more painting to do. I think you can just make out his legs and feet. I have to give the water reflection some thought on how to proceed with it. I'm a long way away from the reflection though.
Welcome to my blog. I am a miniaturist. I love to work small. Mostly under 8 inches down to 1 inch. A lot of my paintings are for doll house collectors. Some people dismiss miniature paintings as not quite art. The proverbial “big is better”. That is so ‘70’s. The whole “you must paint loose and big“, that’s not for me. . I love working with fine point brushes and paint very very small. To tell you the truth, I didn’t want other artists to see my little paintings at first, because they were small and some how insignificant. Since I have joined the small format movement so thoroughly and met so many talented artists I have fully embraced miniature paintings as a legitimate form of art. I am a Miniaturist and am proud of it. You can find most of my paintings for sale on Ebay under Southshoreartist. Thank you for popping in and please feel free to browse.
Year's Best ACEO Awards 2008 - Finalist in these 3 categories
Owen - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
My Grandson Owen has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. My daughter Michelle has created a group on Facebook to promote awareness for this terrible desease. This is an awarness group only. Not a fund raising group. If you would like to learn more about this or get the word out to others please join my daughter's group on Facebook:Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy=Show Your Support!!!Only through awareness can we help find a cure. (We have close to 5000 members worldwide and are still growing)Only through awareness and support will a cure be found.