11/24/10

Miniature Art Shows

Sauvie Viewpoint, 6x6" Pastel on sanded paper, Randy Higbee Gallery

During the holiday season, many galleries offer miniature works of art at affordable prices for the gift giving season. The Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. is no exception to this idea and is hosting a show of 6x6" works of art this coming Dec.

6" Squared Show
Dec 4th~23rd, 2010
The Randy Higbee Gallery
102 Kalama
Costa Mesa, CA

Now a collector or would-be collector can have the chance to grab a painting from their favorite artist at a reasonable price because of the miniature format and price.

Evening Reflections, 6x6" Pastel on sanded paper, Randy Higbee Gallery

Perhaps a small painting is a study, as are my entries, and are blessed for the larger format. Two of these, Evening Reflections and Satin Slopes, were eventually painted in a larger format that I have posted before. Regardless of the size, the smaller renditions or studies often show an intimate process and thought than the larger ones do. I myself like the studies better albeit their size. There seems to be a freshness about them that a large work of art doesn't. This is because the time involved often dilutes the artist's first intentions and excitement. The challenge of working large...keeping the freshness and excitement in the work is just that, a challenge.

Satin Slopes, 6x6" Pastel on sanded paper

I will also have small works for sale during the holiday season at:

Little Art ~ Big Music
Nov 5~Dec 31st, 2010
210 W. Columbia River Hwy,
Troutdale, Or.

6 comments:

Cindy Michaud said...

beautiful....and great thought about preserving freshness on smaller pieces....makes sense! am enjoying your blog.

Nancy Goldman said...

You have such a beautiful way with color. I especially love your sky colors.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I love working in smaller formats and love your small works. They're like little gems!!

B Boylan said...

Cindy, thanks for your comments. It seems when I transfer a small study into a larger format that the true excitement is a bit lost.

Nancy, thanks again for stopping by. It's always nice to hear what others think of my work.

Kimberly, I too love working smaller because they are quick and fresh! Little gems? I like that! :)

Celeste Bergin said...

my favorite is that first one...! wait. no. I love them all...can't decide now.

Donna T said...

These are so beautiful, Brenda! Best of luck with the sales!