I have just spent a wonderful day doing some more paintings for the show that will be seen exclusively for the first time there. Come and check it out! The OMEGA Miniature show and sale, May 1st in Fergus, Ontario
Although it has been a long time since I posted, I have not been idle. In between looking after a newborn, I was able to catch some creative moments once in a while to create these wonderful little paintings. All are in 1/12th scale.
I had been saving them for my local Dollhouse Miniature show but it didn't happen last year, nor this year, so I decided to list them all on our Etsy Shop and will create more paintings for next year's show. Above is a collage of some of the paintings I created. They can all be found (if not sold already) in our shop: Double the Fun Crafts
As a young child, I always found myself drawing or painting. Any free time I had was spent doodling and I have always been drawn to painting. I took every art class I could in school and even did a co-op position teaching art at a neighboring school during my final year in High School.
I attended the University of Waterloo where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art. During my studies, I was able to work with many mediums but always came back to painting.
After graduating, I have done some commissions and worked in a local art store. I accompanied my mother to a local miniature show and saw some amazing miniature paintings. My mother challenged me to do some miniature paintings of my own and I did a few for her Mother's Day gift one year. She loved them so much that she wanted me to do more.
After these paintings, I started painting some with a view to selling them at the next Miniature Show in May 2020. Currently, I am building up stock for the show.
One of my favorite mediums is acrylic and have enjoyed overcoming the challenges that I face painting something in miniature. I often use photos of landscapes as my inspiration but never paint them exactly as the picture is. I like to use the photo for an idea but incorporate my own ideas to make it uniquely mine.
Often, for relaxation, I watch Bob Ross videos on YouTube and, one day, decided to try and paint a painting similar to his, using his techniques, but in miniature. It was interesting trying to find items and brushes that I could use to imitate his technique. Here is one that I painted using his video as my inspiration. It is approximately 1" x 1 1/4" in size and will be making an appearance at the May miniature show in Fergus, Ontario.
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