When I first began this blog I occassionally painted mini paintings. Really mini canvasses on stretcher frames: 2.25" x 3.25". When I began painting on Raymar's archival canvas boards (after a workshop with Carol Marine) I made a complete switch. Fast forward to last weekend at the Handmade Market. I've been thinking for a while that it would be nice to offer an item for sale that wasn't as costly as my paintings...but what? Last Christmas I made about 30 handmade cards that were reproductions from a few of my paintings but because I'm a stickler about keeping things original and not making prints/giclees etc... I thought I'd better nix the card idea as well.
Then, on Saturday, something a jeweller said to me flipped a switch and I realized I could make a number of original mini-paintings to offer for sale! This may be just what I need for people who linger at my table, liking my art, but are looking for a smaller price point. And it will still be completely original art! So today I raided the kitchen for subject matter and did a number of these mini canvasses. I'm going to work on these between now and the Christmas market and see how it goes. I'll keep you posted!