Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Hilliard Society 2016 Exhibition

This Saturday is the opening of the Hilliard Society 2016 Exhibition at the Town Hall, Wells, Somerset and these are my entries. With over 350 miniature paintings and sculptures from all over the world, almost all of which are for sale, it is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the finest contemporary examples of these beautiful works of art in person and perhaps add to (or begin!) your collection.

On Sunday there is a Miniature Painting Workshop  and there are also daily artist demonstrations throughout the show week (see below for the list of artists demonstrating). Entry is free and there are refreshments available, plus cards and books from our members for sale.

If you cannot make it along, or would like to purchase a miniature after the show closes, the whole exhibition is once again online and you are welcome to contact the office after July 5th to check availability and buy.

  • Sat 25 June         Michael Coe - Watercolour on ivorine; Tracy Hall -- Watercolour on HP
  • Sun 26 June         David Haynes - Gouache
  • Mon 27 June         Pam Wilmot - Oil
  • Tues 28 June        Ian Traill-Stevenson - Oil, acrylic and watercolour on ivorine
  • Wed 29 June         Roy Cooney - Copperplate Engraving
  • Thurs 30 June      Jenny Brooks - Watercolour on vellum
  • Fri 1 July               Joyce Rowsell - Oil on silk
  • Sat 2 July              Roz Pierson - Watercolour on Schoellershammer HP

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Snow Buntings Miniature Painting

Snow Buntings framed © Tracy Hall 2016

Snow Buntings (enlarged) 2" x 4.5" watercolour
©Tracy Hall 2016
Well no one could accuse me of overloading the blog so far this year...! Despite the deafening silence, it has actually been very hectic, jolly busy and I have been painting furiously. Anyway, my latest miniature is of snow buntings on a beach here in Orkney. This is an illustration, in miniature, for a new book. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

Mallard Duck Miniature Painting

Mallard with ducklings © Tracy Hall 2016
2.25" x 2.5" Watercolour
The latest miniature features a mallard duck with her youngsters. As well as the Hilliard Society Exhibition this summer, I will also be taking part in the Artistic Designs Gallery Miniature show in Indiana, USA, and so packed up and shipped a box of work for them this week. Now I'm going back to the big easel where the next painting for a jigsaw is underway but will hopefully get another miniature started in the next few days as well.