"Mini Moo"

Friday, April 16, 2010

A quick post for today - a new miniature painting of a young steer.

The last time I ordered Art Boards direct from the manufacturer, they sent a couple of small 2" x 3" sample boards. One was a linen canvas (which I'll give to another artist who can use it, since I don't paint on linen), the other was hot-pressed watercolor paper. I've been using the Art Boards cold-pressed paper, which has a more textured finish. The hot-pressed is very smooth. I looked through my photo archives for a critter that would work as a mini 2" x 3" painting and found this one:



Which led to this:

"Mini Moo" - 2" x 3" - Ink, Watercolor & Color Pencil

And here's a detail:

I used black ink, then maroon, purple, blue and pink shades of watercolor & color pencil.

This painting sold at the Auburn Old Town Gallery.

2 comments:

Wendy Wright April 16, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

Ann what a great illustration! So small but yet so detailed! I love the colors you used in your painting!
Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing! :)

Laura Rusciolelli April 16, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

That's moooovelous darling!

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