Monday, September 19, 2011

Making mini's

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!

9 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

Those are beautiful Kim! I love the idea of one object in a small format. :) And this is kind of strange but I've been thinking of doing something similar. But geez, that is tiny! I don't know if I could paint that small! Beautiful tiny works Kim. :)))

And I just ordered your new book. Can't wait to get it!!

Maria's Watercolor said...

Love these little guys, they look so much bigger, such great detail in a little package

Carol Schiff Studio said...

They look great Kim. Thanks for a great idea!

martinealison said...

On a toujours une petite place pour de si jolis trésors... riche idée...
Gros bisous

Kathy Cousart said...

Fabulous fun little works of art. Way to go and especially like the watermelon!

Audrey Hackman said...

How much would you sell them for. I would want at least nine!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

they really are cool!

Julie Hill said...

What a great idea Kim. For works so small they read big...a testament to your skillz!

Virginia Floyd said...

Love that red pepper!