tiny holiday paintings for Ulrike to see!







During my festive holidays I found a quiet time to create some tiny 5 x 7 inch oil paintings. I really enjoyed painting these and have another almost finished on the easel as I write here! First of all the small size of canvas is good as it gives the artist a lot of opportunity to be bold and not worry about the outcome too much. Also as oil paints take a while to dry it is good to get the painting to a point then leave it while I start another one. A tiny canvas can be done fairly quickly in one sitting then you can add another layer or glaze later on after some careful thought.  These are paintings of my local area.

I was chatting to my friend Ulrike on the phone this evening and I said I would post these paintings for her to see after all she lives a long way away in Bremen Germany!

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  1. Oh, I like them all but that second one really speaks to me! They have the look of large paintings - not small but expansive even in a smaller format!

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    1. Hi Rhonda I really enjoyed working with a small brush but not too small but enough to keep everything more impressionist than detailed. I did pick up my tiny brush tonight but stopped!! Thank you for your comment much appreciated.

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  2. Thank you so much, Caroline. They are so wonderful. I can imagine them in a row in broad frames. What colour?

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    1. I am not sure how to have them framed will ask my framer if they have any good ideas. Yes they will need broad frames not sure about the colour um!

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  3. You are so right about the joys of working on small supports. This set of yours are all stunners. Where are you intending to put these up for sale?

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    1. Thank you Mick, not sure about where these might go I was doing them just for my own interest but would like to see them in a broad frame as Ulrike suggests.

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  4. Good morning Lass!... Ulrike and I both are glad this morning that you sent them along on line! They are exquisite little gems with wonderful composition... colour and mood. Thoughtful... and well-conceived!

    Perhaps... it is because you created them to soothe your own need to create an on a new format that they succeede so.

    I wonder?????....

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  5. Hi Bruce I really enjoyed painting them and the size was important as it gave me freedom to be expressive and not worry if they didn't turn out well in the end. I wanted to create the mood and colours of the coastal scenes and I have just done two more! Lovely to hear from you just popping over to visit your blog as I see you have just put up a new post!

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  6. It must have been fun doing them. I particularly love the vibrant colors of the first painting.

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  7. Hello Jean, lovely to hear from you, the first painting is very vibrant, glad you like the paintings and thank you for your comment.

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