Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Miniature paintings of a Tabby Cat and an Owl

Tabby cat © Tracy Hall 2016
Watercolour 2.5" x 2.5"

Short eared Owl © Tracy Hall 2016
Watercolour 2" x 3"
Two new miniature paintings fresh off the easel, a Tabby cat and a Short eared Owl. I have also just updated my website with a dozen recent miniatures - I have got a little behind! Apologies for the short post today but am still trying to catch up with myself....

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Eagle Owl Watercolour Miniature Painting

Eagle Owl © Tracy Hall 2016
3.25" x 2" Watercolour on HP
Back from a wonderful summer in beautiful Brittany where I completed this miniature of a european eagle owl, started in demonstration at the Hilliard Society exhibition (shown enlarged above). This chap is called Attila and lives at Fauconnerie Bretagne.

The Hilliard International Miniature Art Exhibition back in June was a great success and so much fun to be able to attend again this year, meeting up with old friends and new. The quality of work was very high and sales were brisk over the opening weekend when I was there.

Iain Gardiner RMS won the Sue Burton Award for Best in Show with his amazing oil painting 'Reflections with the view of St Pauls', and he is pictured above with our lovely President, Joyce Rowsell, at the Awards Ceremony. I'll be updating the Hilliard website shortly with the full list of award winners, but in the meantime don't forget you can still see the entire exhibition online for the rest of the year. Purchase enquiries are always welcome, just contact the office to check availability.

I'll be posting more new miniatures over the coming week or so as I get them scanned, and some will be amongst my entries for this year's Royal Miniature Society Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London in October (if I can get them framed in time!). I'll post more details nearer the time but, as always, it is an amazing show absolutely worth visiting if you are in London between October 12th - 22nd.

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