Saturday, February 20, 2010

Painting .............small!

I have this little sample support that was given to me...and tonight I decided to use it. I think the sample is just over the size of a business card! The smallest support that I generally use is 5 x 7. Painting small was fun, but I won't say that it took me much less time. I doubt that I am going to fall in love with painting small... I won't be becoming a miniature painter or anything! Here's how this wee painting looks on my desktop wood box easel:

21 comments:

Kaia Thomas said...

It's beautiful, Celeste!

ArtSparker said...

I can see it over the mantelpiece in a very well-appointed dollhouse.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Teensy weensy - but a lot of impact!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
I love this painting, just wonderful, a great scene with incredible colors. Looking at it one cannot tell is a miniature size painting.

lilasvb said...

just great! i love to do small things but yours is gorgeaous

-Don said...

What a strong image on such a small support. Great job!

-Don

Kathy said...

A BIG painting on a little canvas. I love the white sun at the horizon and the drama of this work. You've mastered landscapes at any size :-)

Caio Fernandes said...

i think small paintings very cool .
and i think even better to colect ;)
the work is great Celeste .
big or small , your charm and delicated strong intecity is always there

Dean H. said...

I'm with Don! You sure wrapped up a lot of landscape for such a small support.

Small support...big painting! Love your colors!

AutumnLeaves said...

It almost looks like you have a small window in your easel, Celeste. I think this is quite beautiful, honestly. A gorgeous sunset and very well painted.

hwfarber said...

Amazing.

Linda said...

Lovely little painting. Lot's of zing!

Dean H. said...

I have something for you, my friend. Stop by my blog and pick it up! If you don't choose to accept it, I understand. :)

Sheila said...

Amazing young lady! What a little jewel this turned out to be!

billspaintingmn said...

These small paintings were popular
a couple years ago.(and still are!)
I always worked on a much larger scale,so I found it interesting.
I did some, and found that it was
a challenge to paint small!
Your painting shows skill & know-how!
It's pretty much to the point!
I like to do small studies on location, and experiment larger once back in the studio!
Some of these lil' guys are gems.

shari erickson said...

Love it! There's just something special about mini paintings. This one is perfect in every way.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Small? I'll say it's small! But, it has a BIG feeling. Great light. Great atmosphere. Without your shot of the easel, it's hard to imagine that it's so little! Beautiful! Another winner. (Do they make frames that small?)

rosedale's 4head said...

ahhh, can i just crawl in there and sleep, eat, contemplate, sing, sleep some more, eat a lot more, have a totty or two, go for a walk, return, sleep again, contemplate more, whatever i want...can it just do that...?

a small piece, oh-so moving...

Karen E. Lewis said...

It looks ridiculous on your easel, and very sweet up close. How did you paint it? I can just imagine you hanging over the box with your nose by the painting.

Karen

Celeste Bergin said...

Kaia, Susan, Tina, Mariano, lilasvb, Don, Kathy, Caio, Dean, Sherry, hwfarber, Linda, Sheila, bill, Shari, Katherine, rosedale, and Karen--thanks so much for commenting. I very much appreciate your feedback. Karen, I painted it while holding it in my hand! Were I to do it again I think I might opt for a smaller brush. I had to keep using the edge of a too-big brush! Thanks again, all!!

Roberto Marín said...

Hi Celeste, this is a great painting although it is small. Always is a good exercise to do this cain of works.
hugs.