I’ve been really busy getting some mini paintings created. I’ve been having a lot of fun making them!

Each one feels like a little colorful jewel. They look sweet all together especially when they’re hung on the wall in multiples. Some of them will be in a Small Works show opening on Dec. 3rd at the Tumalo Art Co. and some will be for sale on my website beginning Dec. 8th.

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I especially like these bicycle paintings. They are a little larger than my mini size which is 5 x 5 inch. I made them 8 x 8 inch which I like. It’s a little bit bigger size but still small. They’re painted on canvas with gallery wrapped sides so the image wraps around the edge. They’re wired and ready to hang.

A Spectacular Day for a Ride, 8" x 8", acrylic on canvas, $225

A Spectacular Day for a Ride, 8" x 8", acrylic on canvas, $225

I made these little paintings with bicycles because I heard about the Cross Culture: Bike + Art Love event which coincides with the Cyclocross Nationals here in Bend, Oregon. There are lots of events happening around town Dec. 9-12 that are bike and art related.

The bikearoundbend.com website says the event “pairs bike-centric artists with Bend businesses, inviting opportunities to meet the artist while enjoying a festive atmosphere.” What a cool idea.

So that got me thinking about bikes! If you know me, you know I love my mountain bike. So I thought it would be fun to make some little paintings with a bike in them. And it was fun! I like how they turned out.

Ride and Fly, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 8", $225

Ride and Fly, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 8", $225

I also liked this mini raven painting. The colors just glow in it.

Preparing to Fly, acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5", sold

Preparing to Fly, acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5", sold

Another one of my favorites is this one with the bird’s nest and little bitty blue eggs. I imagine it to be a ravens nest. Although raven eggs have spots on them and aren’t this blue…but still…it’s all from my imagination so it can be whatever I want it to be. Oh, the beauty of painting from one’s imagination. Love it!

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They Built an Elegant Nest, 5" x 5", acrylic on canvas, $95

I liked using the white paint to create the nest pattern. I might try some more of this. What do you think of this technique? I’d love to know your opinion.

Check out more of my mini’s on Dec. 8th where I’ll have them for sale on my website. If you would like to get a reminder email about the sale, sign up for my e-Newsletter.

I see it’s snowing a bit outside. It’s fun to watch.

Wishing you all things that glitter and sparkle!

~ Lindy