A painter living in the wilds of Yorkshire (Sheffield, so not really 'wilds' as such). Has been painting for 15 years, properly established in 2008.
Visit my portfoilio website at www.artbyandyonline.com

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

"Miniscules"

"Mini-scules" - miniature paintings of a very small scale


A new range of work to be treated in a "painting-a-day" style.

This is a continuation of my idea of "looking" and "reacting" to the world and recording/fixing that ephemeral "moment"/"resonance" into a painting. Instead of expanding the scale to an enormous size I want to keep them at the same small scale as the things I am depicting. Some intriguing stuff is going off with these pieces. It's almost like they're keeping the special gem like quality of the original objects due in some part to the scale of these paintings.They're quite private pieces to look at, very much like a keepsake or locket. They're not pieces that scream for attention, but because I have spent time painting them they have aquired a certain "specialness".

1 painting to be released on this blog daily, with a link to its respective Ebay page :

Examples:
marble chess piece
bee
wooden chess piece
wooden aeroplane
iris of an eye
lego person
glass marble
"marble" marble
lego brick
lego wheel
white pebble
bottle top
white shirt button
ant
daisy

medium : oil paint on acrylic "gessod" wood (though some could be painted in acrylic too)
dimensions : 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 1.7cm (1.7" x 1.7" x 0.6")