easel paintings

I found this curious object in a charity shop – it was 75p and so I promptly purchased it.

very small landscape painting, miniature

This little easel is about 8″ high, is constructed of stainless steel (I think) and what looks like teak wood for the board.  I was thinking rather serendipitously that the two mini-works which I have just made for the forthcoming HWAT artists’ exhibition would look quite amusing when placed upon it…

very small landscape painting, winter, suffolk

The displayed work in question is a very small painting, set on Arches paper, within an A5 antique white card mount… here is a larger than life size photograph of the painting…

small landscape painting, winter, suffolk

[winter, too, 2010, acrylic and indian ink on paper, 5cm x 8cm]

All participating artists will be making new artworks to fit within the same size card mount. All artworks will be for sale at £25. Here is my second miniature offering for the HWAT show (all proceeds from the sales of these works will go to HWAT).

small abstract mist painting on paper

[mist, again, 2010, acrylic and indian ink on paper, 5cm x 8cm]

I quite liked creating landscape compositions at this diminutive size (it’s all in the cropping), reducing the elements of land and sky to their most minimal – probably influenced by my recent sketches and drawings in some very small pocket sketchbooks… I also had some fun with the titles – winter too and mist again could suggest they are part of an ongoing series, yet another winter landscape not to be missed. on the other hand, within the wider genre of landscape painting, titles are merely descriptive indicators of the scene… and, of course, the above very small artworks are anything other than traditional easel paintings (missing the point, again)…

I had some interesting conversations with some other artists around pricing and valuing our artwork… one for another post…