St. Paul's and the north bank of the Thames. 4 x 10, framed in grey wood. $175.00
I recently completed a series of 24 mini landscapes, 21 of which are from our recent travels through England and Europe. (The other 3 are of Bear Lake and Mt. Timpanogos from the Ridge Trail.) This series of 4" x 10" paintings was a major departure from the commission I completed a couple of weeks earlier, which was a whopping 53" x 34". (Look for more on that in a future post.) Together, they comprise #16-35 of my Europe series.
I have loved creating these small panoramas, which capture the very essence of the landscape in their long, narrow format. I was often working on 4-6 at a time, as you can see in these photos:
With each painting I was amazed at how much of the experience a small image—barely more than a sliver—could convey. You have to see it to believe it. There is truly something for everyone: Bright, vivid florals, detailed line work, simple studies of a lavender horizon, the muted tones of the London skyline, rugged stone ruins and fresh herbs, lakes, rivers, bridges, buses, taxis, and figures. All are designed to give the viewer a taste of the landscapes I love, both here and across the ocean.
Art Access, a gallery I've grown very fond of, is exhibiting all 24 paintings in its "Small Treasures" holiday show, opening Thursday evening with a VIP reception. This show allows collectors to purchase and walk away with their small treasures, so I can't guarantee my paintings will be there when the show closes, on December 15. But I can guarantee they'll be there when it opens!
Don't miss this opportunity to see — and snag — one of these little gems...small enough to fit in the tiniest corner of your home or office, with an equally small price tag. (The smallest is a 3 x 3 original, unframed, for just $40!). They also make perfect gifts!
Richmond Dock on the Thames, 4 x 10, unframed, $130.
I am an artist and art instructor working in water media. Just knowing I can watch colors run together makes it worth getting out of bed every morning! Helping students capture the same excitement is equally rewarding.