After experimenting with oil paints while participating in Donna Downey’s 6x6x6 class, creating 6 oil paintings, 6×6 inches in size, I decided to use the theory she teaches for a series and make some mini series of 3, 6×6 inch images of fall flowers with acrylics.Â These were for sale at my bake sale for 261 Fearless, a fundraiser leading up to the New York City Marathon in November 2017.Â Unfortunately, they didn’t sell, but at some point in time I intend to make more minis and attend Art Crawl a monthly artist gathering on James Street North in Hamilton.Â I just need some seasonal inspiration.Â 😉
I can barely believe that running in New York was already 7 months ago.Â Here, in just a few days, I have the honour of meeting with Kathrine Switzer and 261 Fearless in Niagara Falls for the Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon.Â I am super excited about this adventure…hoping that I have gotten enough of my training runs, and recovered enough from the Mudcat Half Marathon, and my foot/ankle injury, to break last year’s time of 2 hours 51 minutes.
But back to the art!Â I kind of love making minis because they are completed so quickly!Â They are a very satisfying size to work with.Â But it is hard to stay loose when working small…for me anyways.
Here are a couple of more recent mini’s…some Snow Drops for Spring!Â I LOVE the one outside, in the little drifts of snow, but I also love the mini vase.Â FYI…white flowers are HARD!Â Maybe that’s because I don’t really like black, and don’t use it very often.Â lol.Â So getting a grey scale doesn’t really happen for me because of that.Â Hmm…giving away my secrets.Â 😉
Ooo!Â I just had an idea!Â I should try to make a mini a day!Â That would be so fun!Â And a great warm up before diving into commission work, and more detailed points of my works-in-progress (WIPs)
Stay Tuned!!!Â Who wants to join me???Â We can start a real challenge…one 6×6 creation, paper, canvas, board or whatever you have or like.Â One mini a day for a week…let’s keep it simple.Â Share with me on facebook or Instagram!