Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sargent Mini Series continued

I had to round out the Boit Daughters by painting the other two sisters. And the top mini is of course, inspired by Lady Agnew of Lochnaw. So fun to paint these minis, that I can't seem to stop. I need to let them dry a little more before the framing can be completed but I am excited to show them to you when they are all done.

Do you have a favorite Sargent that you think I should try? Or any favorite masterpiece that you think would make a good mini painting?

Send me your suggestions!

Friday, October 21, 2011

More mini Sargent studies



I just can't get enough of these little paintings. I find I learn so much by studying master's works. These two pieces, measure about 3.5" by 2.5" and are inspired by the painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent. I remember seeing this painting in person at a show at the MFA in Boston and it was just so magical in it's size and it's luminosity. The lanterns looked like they were actually lit from behind the canvas.

I've ordered some cute frames from Nancy at MiniArt Supply and have started framing these up. I'm excited to show you the final pieces. Stay tuned!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mini Sargent studies

I've been painting some mini studies of John Singer Sargent paintings from the MFA in Boston. Below are the ones I've done so far. Can you name the paintings these were based on?
These are each about 2 1/2 inches square and could be a preview to my 2011 Mini Masters Ornament Collection. Someone suggested I leave them all together like this instead of trimming them down. What do you think?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

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5" by 5"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas

I'm pretty sure this is a European Robin, but all you bird experts out there can tell me if that is correct. This little guy was a quick painting at the end of a long day but was a great exercise in capturing the texture of feathers and branches with a palette knife.
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