Friday, 2 October 2015

Royal Miniature Society Exhibition

My entries for this year's RMS Exhibition

The Royal Miniature Society annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art opens in just over a week at The Mall Galleries in London. This is a juried show, the largest and most prestigious of it's kind in the UK with around 600 selected entries from all over the world making up the final exhibition. My entries were posted off earlier this week but it's not too late to submit a miniature if you would like to - hand in day is this Sunday October 4th from 10am to 5pm at the Mall Galleries. 

The exhibition opens on Tuesday Oct 13th, entry is free and most works are for sale with prices starting at £150. There are also daily demonstrations by leading artists between 11am and 5pm which are the perfect way to learn more about painting or sculpting in miniature. Members of the Society will be on hand as well and happy to answer any questions you may have. More information can be found on the Royal Miniature Society website.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

border collie pet portrait

Border Collies Portrait © Tracy Hall 2015
Watercolour on Arches HP
I recently completed this double portrait for a client of her two beautiful border collies in their favourite bluebell woods. They were lovely to paint and full of character. 

It is only a few weeks now until the opening of the Royal Miniature Society Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London which runs from 13th -25th October. I will have a selection of paintings in the show and there are daily demonstrations by some super artists as well as over 600 of the very best miniatures from around the world, most of which are for sale, so it is well worth a visit if you can make it! This year, for the first time, the exhibition will also be available to view online (from 26th October) and a small selection of works are already available for purchase from the RMS website.

I have also just opened a store at Zazzle where you can find a selection of giftware featuring some of my paintings. It's very much a 'work-in-progress' so I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions...and of course feel free to buy something if you like :)

Thursday, 10 September 2015

small cat paintings

Watercolour on Saunders Waterford HP 2.5" x 3.5" © Tracy Hall 2015
Just off the easel, two little cat studies. Jojo lives with my parents and despite, or maybe because of, being used by me as a model on numerous occasions, he isn't too keen on having his picture taken and has mastered an expression of pure contempt when faced with the camera. Nine times out of ten the results are unusable, if amusing, but with a bit of distraction and bribery we get there in the end! They have no titles yet but are both are the same size and are for sale, framed, from Elford Fine Art in Tavistock.

Watercolour on Saunders Waterford HP 2.5" x 3.5" © Tracy Hall 2015