This painting is 8 x 10. I like to think that small paintings are 8 x 10 and under. Many artists paint even smaller works–those that are called miniature are often 2- 1/2 ” x 3- 3/8″. I have even seen tiny works 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ by artist Karen Libecap in her book “The Big Book of Tiny Art.” I don’t think that I could ever work that small, but I am experimenting with 5×7″ sizes. You can see a few of my 5 x7″ paintings by looking at my animal category in my on line art gallery Dailypaint works. Click here to go see.
This painting, on stretched canvas is already sold but I wanted to show it to you! You can see other paintings in my online art gallery by clicking here.
Since it is the beginning of January perhaps you are thinking of doing something new . Maybe you are interested in art.
Why should you collect art? I think collecting things is built into our human nature! Our ancestors were hunter-gathers and those instincts are still with us! The hunt for an object of beauty that attracts our attention and then bringing it into our homes is part of our nature.
Next week I will give you a few ideas to think about if you wish to begin an art collection.
As the year is winding down and can get gloomy with darker days, I wanted to post the brightest, most cheerful painting in my collection! Sunny days will come again. I hope looking at this painting will cheer you. If you are interested in owning it or want more information about it, click here.
This is a very “painterly” rendition of onions with a blue jar of flowers in the background. Click here for more information.
This painting is on traditional linen canvas on stretcher bars. It is very heavily textured and the paint strokes stand out! The edges of the painting are carefully painted so that it can be hung without a frame if desired. Read more about it by clicking here.
This is a heavily textured small painting of a favorite summer flower—red poppies! The canvas shows deliberate scrapes for texture and interest. For further information about this small painting, click here.
A lemon tree in Tucson, Arizona, astonished me because it had hundreds of lemons attached and it was only a small tree! I had never seen lemons growing (only in bags in Krogers). This painting will make an interesting addition to a collection. For information on how to collect it, click here.