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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Miniature paintings

My latest paintings have been watercolors on canvas - mini canvas! Most have been on 4x4 inch canvases with 1 1/2 inch wide sides which I've painted, continuing the watercolor image around on the edges. I also have been painting tiny canvases, little 2x2 inch and 2x4 inch with a 3/8 inch painted edge. I'm experimenting with a finish that will be waterproof and tough. First one I ended up sanding back off, it was just too foggy and unacceptable (to me at least...). I'm in the process of repainting that one (also an experiment - can it be saved?!)

Here they are--I've included my hand holding them to show a size comparison:

This first one might look familiar.

This is my second home grown tomato painting---you can see the first here:

Some holly from the field next door:

And last, but not least, a satsuma - yes, it's satsuma season! A favorite!

Next up, sealing these gems without destroying the colors. More experimentation... wish me luck!

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