|The photo is 4"x6". The painting is 3"x3".|
|Close up of "A Montana Moment"|
I am considering entering an art competition for 'miniatures only' this week, so I started out with a 3"x3" canvas and acrylics. I chose a photograph that I took in the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park, Montana. I did a vague sketch in pencil on the canvas itself, and then started painting in the sky. I realized quickly that the biggest hurdle in the exercise was going to be conquering the canvas itself! As you can see in the close-up, the canvas is rougher than it looks. Trying to put tiny details on those large threads became a major frustration.
First lesson in miniature painting....choose your base well. I will be trying out masonite board next for a fine and even start.