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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Miniature (Laura Gable)

Today's little effort ... A miniature landscape painted in oils.
My personal creative goal was to be effortless and avoid struggle.
"Blue Spruce in Miniature" tiny oil painting on masonite. ©Laura Gable

Photo taken by an iPhone, so a bit bright, plus when it's wet it seems brighter.
This image was lightened a bit in Photoshop.

10 comments:

Bobi Wilson said...

What a lovely gem!

Jim Bumgarner said...

Blue spruce? Not a lot of firewood there, but every little bits helps during these cold wintery nights. ;-)

patti said...

I love your talent with color Laura! Little piece, big color!

Chell Design said...

That is really a wee one. But with a lot of character!

Nancy said...

What an IDEA! TINY PAINTINGS! You can turn them into necklaces! Great!

a woman who is said...

You always amaze me...it is so tiny!

Pat Fleming said...

I notice that the color on my posting is yellowish and the color on yours is reddish. Do you suppose that is my monitor, the room lighting or electronic nuance? The computery guys are supposed to have mastered this by now. Let's be thankful they haven't. I heard on PRI yesterday that the pixels available for photos double every year. That being said, You are scary good at all sizes. Thanks. Pat

Laura Gable said...

Gee thanks, friends. I'm Scary? Boo! Haha, that's funny. There was a bit of struggle with the tiny size as my brushes are really too big. When I found myself struggling, I laid it down face first on a paper towel to tamp off the excess paint. Was happier after that, even added a bit more paint. My primary goal was effortless and not struggle, so that's what I like best about it.

Pat, I notice when I photograph on my eye-phone, it makes everything very dramatic and color rich. Had I photographed this with the large camera, the hands would've had more yellow, painting a bit less dramatic. I'll post a color altered photo.

Chell Design said...

Technology- so frustrating.

I'm having a heck of a time getting my monitor and printer to be even close to similar.
Spent a couple hours on printing and editing and wasting photo paper today for the photos on my pieces. Try again tomorrow.

Laura Gable said...

I know it can get frustrating. With my old printer here at home, I find that I get the best photo images if I just print it on it's normal setting instead of adjusting it for the higher quality papers. These more advanced settings make the image way too dark. Best of luck, Chell.