Water Lilies © Tracy Hall 2009
2.25" x 3.25" watercolour (shown enlarged)
For my latest miniature I have returned to an old favourite, water lilies, although its the first time I've painted them in miniature. I used Arches hot pressed paper and did enjoy this one, especially the leaves and got completely absorbed in all the shapes and patterns.
I forgot to mention before that the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington DC (MPSGS) exhibition has now opened at the Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD, USA. By all accounts its a beautiful show in a magnificent setting, with 724 works selected from artists all over the world. I have three paintings there and was delighted to receive an Honourable Mention for 'Jake' - who nearly didn't go actually, so that's how much I know about these things! There are demonstrations by miniature artists throughout the show which runs until Jan 2nd and it will be well worth a visit if you are in the area.
'Jake' © Tracy Hall 2009 1.75" x 2.25"