Friday, October 21, 2011

On The Wings Of Inspiration

This year has been one of artistic challenges, many of which have come from the site Inspiration Avenue.  One of the things that this has inspired me to do is work small (and often). I have always believed in the power of 'brush mileage' to make you improve and certainly I've done some mileage in the past few months.

Miniatures have always been part of my repertoire but there have been more produced from my studio this year than during any other. The criteria for 'miniature' work is that it must be no larger than 10 cm x 10 cm.

Perhaps you'd like to see some....


Along The Gully
The Valley
Reef Fish (collage)
The Bridge
I drift from expression, collage, to abstract art, as the fancy takes me.  It's all mileage, right? All this practice improves my larger works... at least I hope so.

There are soooo many clever artists connected to Inspiration Avenue why don't you just click here to check them out.

16 comments:

  1. Jo - these are wonderful! I am amazed how much you fit onto such a small space! It is truly inspiring!! Keep it going - wow!

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  2. Beautiful bold colors and textures.
    I love the power of your brushstroke.

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  3. These are amazing. I have to agree with Wyn - I am astounded with how much detail you manage in such a small space.

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  4. Beautiful work, Jo!
    I love rich colors and the depth is really amazing!

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  5. Practice sure does make perfect!! I love those landscapes - so much energy in them. Just fantastic!

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  6. The bridge is amazing and I really like the term brush mileage and will be using it shamelessly from now on... hope you don't mind ! Happy IA blog party xx

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  7. I really like how you don't settle for a single style, but take advantage of your intuition and talent. I have missed your art, and am so very glad to see you back in the IA challenge this week.

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  8. You are a very versatile artist--your work is all lovely!

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  9. I've loved watching all your experimenting. I don't know how big 10cm is but I imagine it's pretty small. I've been trying to work bigger :) I love seeing the examples of your brushwork and landscapes. Thanks for sharing all your creativity.

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  10. oh don't stop Jo!

    I am so honored to have won one of your minis...such a treasure

    These are all great too!
    guess you can tell I am a big fan :)
    oxo

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  11. So many pretty variations in blue, relaxing and refreshing at the same time. TFS!

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  12. These are beautiful! And you have inspired to to try something I've always wanted to try, but never have. Thank you♥

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  13. These are great, Jo! I love the loose brushwork, and the rich colors. I think the first and last ones are my favorites.

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  14. They may be small in size but definitely not in impact! Gorgeous, free, colourful paintings!

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  15. Another batch of gorgeous miniatures! The Valley is my favourite.

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