Jizo Mini Paintings for Sale

Jizos Under Prayer Flags

First, I’d like to thank Rita of Nurturing Art for suggesting I paint Jizo.
Thank you Rita for your inspiration and being a supporter of my art.

I love Jizo. He is so adorable with his child-like features. I love his sweet smile and the way he puts his face up to the sky, beaming his joy and gratitude.

I didn’t know who Jizo was when I heard the name and so I Googled it.

I read in Japan, “Jizo is one of the most dearly loved of all Japanese divinities and known as the protector of women, children, and travelers.”

My new Jizo mini paintings are below. They can be found for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Here are my first two.
Jizos Under the Light of the Moon
Jizos Under the Light of the Moon

Jizo Under the Cherry Blossoms
Jizo Under the Cherry Blossoms

In the next ones I simplified his nose and gave the background a bit more depth with more layers of paint.

Jizos Under the Rainbow

Jizos Under the Rainbow

Jizos Under Prayer Flags
Jizos Under Prayer Flags
Jizos Under the Light
Jizos Under the Light

Jizo Under the Energy Field

Jizo Under the Energy Field

Jizo Under the Lotus Lamp
Jizo Under the Lotus Lamp

Jizo Standing Brave Under the Serpent

Jizo Standing Brave Under the Serpent

To read more about Jizo, go here: http://www.dharmacrafts.com/2ITM015/DharmaCrafts-Meditation-Supplies.html

Small Colorful Expressionist Paintings for Sale

I’ve created some small, colorful expressionist paintings for sale
and put them in my Etsy Shop.

They uplift the spirit and radiate with color! I’ve put a sprinkle of stardust glitter on each one
so they will sparkle with positive energy!

There is something about that little sparkle of glitter that makes them feel magical.
I love looking at them all lined up in a row.

These mini originals are made with acrylics on 5″ x 5″ gallery wrapped canvas.

They are wired and ready to hang!

Take a look>

small colorful painting
Dragonfly Summer, 5″ x 5″, acrylic on canvas, © Lindy Gaskill
small colorful painting
Releasing the Magic, 5″ x 5″, acrylic on canvas, © Lindy Gaskill
small colorful painting for sale
Made with My Own Two Hands, 5″ x 5″, acrylic on canvas, © Lindy Gaskill
small colorful painting
Bird of Paradise, 5″ x 5″, acrylic on canvas, © Lindy Gaskill

“There is something about that little sparkle of glitter
that makes them feel magical.”

 

Mini originals for sale
Mini originals for sale, © Lindy Gaskill
mini orignal painting for sale
Mini original acrylic painting for sale, © Lindy Gaskill

Visit my Etsy Shop to see more expressionist originals>

Online Art Sale of Mini Paintings

Are you looking for some affordable original art? A cute gift to give someone special?

I have colorful mini paintings for sale.

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I’ve been inspired by the idea of “paint what you love” that Flora Bowley talked about in her painting e-course.

I had a square of material that had cowboy boots on it. I had purchased some soap that was wrapped up in it. I love this piece of cloth and had it in my studio.

Cowboy Boots on Cloth

Inspired, soon I was painting cowgirl boots on mini canvases.

Cowgirl Boot Mini Paintings

Top Left to Right:
The Twilight Boot, The Hummingbird Boot,
The Kiss Boot, The Swirly Boot,
The Feather Boot, The Garden Boot

Originals are $95 with free shipping in U.S. and Canada.
Go to my website to purchase originals>
Giclée Prints available in my Etsy Shop>

I love feathers and have my collection spread out in a drawer with a glass top so you can see them.

Feather Collection

I chose a feather from my collection and created a mini feather painting from it. I’ve made six of them.

When you purchase the mini painting, you will receive the actual feather that inspired the original painting.

Mini Feather Paintings

Top Left to Right:
Feather in Autumn, Garden Feather,
Feather in Spring, Twilight Feather,
Party Feather, Feather Love

Originals are $75 with free shipping in U.S. and Canada.
Go to my website to purchase originals>
Giclée Prints available in my Etsy Shop>

Mini painting sale sneak peak

I’ve been having fun painting feathers. There’s something about feathers that inspires me. Maybe it is their symbolic meaning of lightness or nesting. Or maybe flight and taking off on adventurous journeys. I just like them and I like collecting them and now I like painting them.

This is one of my small feather paintings that will be available in my mini painting sale coming up in April.

Feather in Spring, Acrylic on Canvas, ©2012 L. Gruger
Feather in Spring, Acrylic on Canvas, ©2012 L. Gruger

I’m also working on some minis which include 5″ x 5″ canvas paintings featuring cowgirl boots. The photo shows them in progress. I’ll be finishing them up today. These are really fun and make a nice series.

Mini Cowgirl boot Paintings, Acrylic on Canvas, ©2012 L. Gruger
Mini Cowgirl boot Paintings, Acrylic on Canvas, ©2012 L. Gruger
stack of mini paintings
stack of mini paintings still in the works

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New Mini Paintings – Original Acrylic Paintings for Sale

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