Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Passing time...a tiny Scottish landscape

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'Passing time' - contemporary landscape on canvas 2 x 2 inches (5 x 5cm)

It seems like ages since I last painted a landscape but I found time this week to squeeze in another of the teeniest tiniest ones. This was inspired by a photograph that S took on the Strath (the single track road through the most beautiful countryside which also inspired Wild Mountain Time).

This is the photo S took:

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Credit: S

Because I was painting on a square canvas I decided to leave out the part with the passing place sign in my composition but in a nod to it I entitled the painting 'Passing time' because driving along this particular stretch of road is a particularly lovely way of passing the time!

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I had been adding a magnet to the back of these teeny landscapes as they are the perfect size to become fridge magnets (and who doesn't want a piece of original art on their fridge?!) 

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But I was also thinking that if I could find the right size of little box frame they might look quite nice framed and that way they could be hung on a tiny amount of wall space (perhaps in a little group of affordable original artwork? just sayin'!). I've had a look on my favourite go to online shop and have just found some which will hopefully work. I'll keep you posted!

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In other news, I'm delighted to report that thanks to the wonders of Twitter, the rhino painting sold and is on its way to Perth in Western Australia as we speak! In fact, the person who bought the painting is not only an avid art collector but is also a Trustee of the Save the Rhino Trust Namibia who do a lot of work with the desert adapted black rhino. 

I'm so pleased that my rhino painting has gone to someone who clearly cares about their future and that thanks to his purchase I can now make that donation to Save the Rhino International.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to share the painting on social media - it's proof that it really does work in helping artists get their work seen by folk who would never otherwise see it. I even got a retweet from Steve Backshall (a wildlife TV show presenter in the UK) which is my current claim to fame and which totally made my day!!

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Thanks as always for popping by and I'll be linking up with Paint Party Friday later in the week to see what everyone else has been busy creating.

26 comments:

  1. I'm very pleased your Rhino sold and has gone to a forever home. Good news for you and rhinos! Lovely wee landscape. The magnet idea is a great one. I'm always trying to think of how to make affordable art and this is a great idea!

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  2. I knew the rhino would be sold in no time-congrats Nic!! Love your miniature landscape. Just as gorgeous and details as the larger ones!

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  3. Congrats on selling the Rhino, and love your new painting, it is beautiful. Valerie

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  4. It certainly looks like a beautiful place, and your painting of it is gorgeous. Love those vibrant colours and the texture. And turning them into fridge magnet is a great idea. But I can imagine they also look great in a box frame. Social media can work wonders, but can also be very frustrating. I'm trying to use them more often again, and have been thinking about joining Twitter. I've been on Twitter years ago, with a library-related account but found it boring after a while. Maybe I should give it another go. It's just so time consuming. I feel I'm spending far more time at the computer than on actually creating something. But I'm glad it worked so well for you and the rhino!

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  5. Just loving your teeny tiny art. What an awesome place for your Rhino painting to find a home with .
    Happy PPF
    Sandy :)

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  6. This little canvas is so lovely! Congrats on selling the rhino!
    oxo
    Susi

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  7. Oh that twitter action is so exciting...glad to hear it!! Congratulations on selling the Rhino to the right people. Such a good cause!! I admire that tiny artwork...however do you do it...wow impressive!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. This looks like a place I want to be. A little empty, beautiful, a splash of color....love how your portray your scene with lots of color.

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  9. Love your tiny landscape. Beautiful colors and that wide open looks great. Lucky you to have past through there.

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  10. Wow I can't imagine making something so detailed and yet so tiny. Gorgeous work.Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love the bright warm colours that reflect through this, beautiful Scottish wild beauty, wonderful art!

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  12. I just love your little works ~ and this landscape is no exception!

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  13. Wow, your landscapes keep getting better and better. Congrats., on the rhino sale. That's wonderful. Your tiny artwork is just adorable.

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  14. Congrats on your sold "rhino" this weeks piece is intriguing; have a good PPF

    much love...

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  15. Beautiful... and working so tiny is no small accomplishment! So glad the rhino found a loving, appreciative home.

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  16. Such beautiful tiny artwork. Very colorful. And they would make excellent refrigerator magnets. Or better yet, hung in a cluster on the wall.

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  17. this painting is so yummy, lol, its rich and luscious with color and texture! I love the way it wraps around and I as shocked how tiny it is, I love it!

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  18. How exciting about the rhino painting! Its wonderful to have it go to someone who not only loves rhinos but is also helping to make a difference in their lives. It is such a magical painting and isn't it lovely to know that it will hang where it will be inspiration to the new owners. Love the landscape and its vibrant colors. Really beautiful, Nic.

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  19. i love the idea of having the magnets on the back... it would totally class up my fridge for sure... and tiny shadow boxes would be perfect as well... plus there was an epic retweet... this is post full of great ideas and awesome news... congrats nic...xx

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  20. So glad your fab online maketing campaign was a success and you sold the rhino painting with some proceeds going to helping rhinos. The rhino painting is so beautiful with all those little dots of color. Yes great idea to put magnets on your paintings as fridge magnets.Happy PPF

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  21. Oh clever, clever... the image of it in the hand is wonderful ... a million miles from your dotty p & I :0) And the title is as clever as the painting. I've never painted a landscape in my life, so I'm full of admiration that you can get so much on such a tiny canvas.

    I've reverted to type at the moment and am buried in a massive pen & ink of St David's cathedral.

    I'll try to visit more often as I'm missing so much on here!

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  22. I love the colors you used and I like the photo of you holding the mini canvas to give the viewer a look at just how tiny this is. Your vision (figuratively as well as literally) is on point!

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  23. congrats on your sold painting! :) love your new mini art.

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