Monday, August 29, 2011

Three New Miniature Paintings

As promised, my three latest miniatures, all done in acrylic, each on a different substrate.

From the Highlands  © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Illustration Board  2 1/8" x 2 1/8"

This cow is from a hearty breed of Highlands cattle.  He kindly posed for me while on the Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms, which takes place around the end of September, first of October.  The farm tours are self guided, so you can pick and choose which route and farms you want to visit. They are so much fun and a great way to learn about different farm animals, as well as veggies and fruits. One of our favorite stops is the apple orchard. I never knew there were so many varieties of apples!  We do the apple tasting, then purchase the ones we like, along with my favorite pears. They store well and we can enjoy them for weeks to come.  Another one of the many reasons I'm really starting to enjoy living here in the Pacific Northwest!

I Got My Eye on You  © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Illustration Board  2 5/8" x 2 5/8"

These pelicans, however, are not from the Pacific Northwest. This one along with the one below are from our trip to Dunedin, FL in January when I attended the Miniature Art Society of Florida's (MASF) annual miniature art show.  Gina, Wayne and I took a walk along the causeway where folks were fishing.  The pelicans were in various modes of relaxing and watching all of us! 

Catchin' Some Rays © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Gessobord  3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

This pelican was hunched down into his body, looking very relaxed, indeed! He was a bit older I think and trying to have his afternoon nap. We didn't seem to be bothering him at all, but I'm sure he wished we'd go away!  One of these pelican miniatures will probably be heading back to Florida for this year's MASF's show.

I have been busy with many different projects this summer.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to keep up with blogging as often as I'd like, nor have I been able to visit my blogging friends' sites and leave comments. Facebook has taken away from some of that time. It's really been difficult to stay connected to everyone and all the different events taking place. I'm sure many of you must be experiencing some of the same. Therefore, I thank all of you who do manage to take the time to read about my work and leave a comment. Your support is much appreciated!

*The faint red marks on the images are my watermark and do not appear on the actual work.


Tracy Hall said...

great work Barbara - especially love the twinkle in 'I Got my Eye on you'!

Gail Hayton said...

Wow, Love them all, especially the cow!

Jane said...

They are all great pieces!!! You really do a good job on the eyes-very expressive!

AutumnLeaves said...

Took myself off of facebook almost a year ago and do not miss it in the least. Love the blogging where I can get to know some of the artists I follow a bit more.

Each of these three miniatures are just gorgeous. I am quite enamored of the long haired Highlands cow! The blues/grays in the pelican pieces are flat out soothing. Coupled with the pelicans' pose, and it is flat out tranquil!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks so much Tracy, Gail, Janie and Sherry!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Oh my goodness - these paintings are amazing Barbara, especially the cow, which I immediately thought was a photo. You are such a talent!!! :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Karen. That means much coming from you!

DEB said...

All are beautiful pieces Barbara! I love the colors in the cow.