Sunday, September 18, 2011

Miniature paintings, 5x7"

Storm Cloud near Tully -SOLD
I have been accepted once again to participate at the Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival in December. For shows of this kind small paintings sell better than large ones, so I have begun preparing for it.

I painted these two this weekend. The more detail there is, the harder it is to cram it all in, as it happened in the second one.

Meadowbrook Pond -SOLD
I don't consider them studies, as many artists do when working in this size. I see them as paintings in their own right, and I frame them only when they look right to me. If I feel inclined to make a larger version of any of them, I already have the advantage of being familiar with the scene and color scheme, and very often the second version turns out better.

My husband call them "postage stamp paintings", but framed in a wide frame they look nice.

5 comments:

hmuxo said...

These two paintings are beautiful. I especially love "Meadowbrook Pond" with the lavenders and purples..beautifully painted, Adriana.

Donna T said...

Such nice little paintings and they look great in those frames! I hope you'll be able to paint several more before the show begins.

Suzane Weck said...

Muito lindas tuas pinturas.Cores maravilhosas e de uma harmonia perfeita.Parabens.

Adriana Meiss said...

Hilda, I see a lot of potential in painting that one much larger, like 18 x 24" or so. The pinks and purples are more intense in the painting but are hard to get in a photograph. Thanks!
Donna I have a lot of reference material to get ready for the show, but right now the studio is in dire need of a cleaning.
Suzane, Muito obrigada!

Rik no Orkut said...

Bom!