Tuesday, 16 June 2015

LITTLE HOUSE

We went to a superb Pottery exhibition at the weekend, but what captured my imagination was a tiny sketchbook at one of the stalls with tiny little watercolour paintings.

Of course, when I got home I had to try this as watercolour is my current favourite thing and tiny is always my favourite thing.



My little house is just over half an inch high (one and a half centimetres).




The drawing.




Half-way through.




The finished painting is under three inches (seven centimetres) high.




Two little patterns it made when it was given to a Kaleidoscope making program.









And an alternative colour-scheme created with Photo-editing.





When I was painting this with my nose half an inch from the paper, even I thought it was crazy-small, so my next exercise is to paint this again but much, much larger.




Linking to
"Digital Whisper", theme "Watercolours"
and

43 comments:

sirkkis said...

Hih, you succeeded to paint so cute tiny art, indeed. I suppose you don't have glasses lucyly;)
I really love your both unique creation, Sheila. The first one is my fav.
Hugs xx

Suman Pandit said...

You managed to add lots of details in the tiny space,love both the versions, the original a teeny-tiny (funny how teeny-tiny creeped- in ...Lol ) bit more !!

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Sheila your little houses are stunning, love the heart chimney and the small flowers.
Anni

Annie said...

hahaha...the visual of you painting a tiny painting with your nose a half inch away from your canvas is such a comical one! You must look into those glasses used by the medical profession that have binoculars attached to the lenses. Then you will be able to paint that entire scene on a one inch canvas sitting up normally. Yes, such sillyness. Your painting is terribly sweet! So many great details in such a tiny space. Love the peek into the underground! My eyes are trying to confuse what I think I see that might not actually be.

My name is Erika. said...

Very cute little piece. Love your colors, both sets in fact. Interesting how it looks so different when you use the kaleidoscope on it.

ULKAU said...

I most love the little cendipede (or caterpillar?) sleeping in the earth under the cellar of this tiny house.
What a luck that today no bird is there. Ulrike

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Still marvel at how you can draw that tiny, my fingers would get in the way. Always love the fantasy in your work. Are you a fantasy reader as well? xox

Giggles said...

I'm impressed...small is not my thing...I am doing the index card challenge and that is hard enough...even that is too small for me!! I admire those who can do small works...well done...really pretty...and although I love the original because I am such a purple girl, I do love the colour changes
for fun!! I love pottery so that would have been so much fun! Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs Giggles

Hugs Giggles

Valerie-Jael said...

Well, this is really small, but pretty. I have to do nearly all my work with my nose on the paper as I can't see well, and can't quite understand why anyone does it for fun! Have a nice evening, Valerie

kat said...

I've been going back and forth checking out all the colour combinations and details, I love it so much! The simplicity of how it started and where you took it with your wonderful imagination and colour/design. "Small" has such an impact and beauty all of its own, but it will be interesting to try it on a bigger scale too, it's a favourite piece for sure! It's very hard to decide which colours I prefer, they all look so great but if I really had to choose I think I'd go for that very first white one, the flowers look so delicate and pretty against the white background.
It's always fun and magical your way!

Meggymay said...

Gosh they are so small, such minute details, they look fantastic.
Yvonne

stefanie stark said...

Oh these cute, tiny illustrations are most delightful! I love them in all colors. I also love the half-way-through coloring very much. I would love to have some fabric with the the half-way-through design for curtains in my kitchen. The design is perfect! You made me laugh with the description of your nose half inch from the paper. I also draw like this because I love tiny drawing too.

Linda Gibbons said...

Tiny art! I would expect nothing less from you and your fabulously creative imagination.

limmelon said...

Love the caterpillar. The drawing/photoshop combination is terrific as always. Creating these art works on pottery must be difficult. Love it, Awesome !!

Tammie Lee said...

i am smitten with your tiny art
postage stamp sized art
makes me want to give it a try
but i might forget by the time i plant my basil ;-)
just love these pieces

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. that you can draw and color such tiny things... lovely what you have done her Sheila!
Super! Also the digital playing with it is great!
oxo
Susi

The Happy Whisk said...

Wow, I love your style.

Jay said...

Love your art! They all are adorable !

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Sheila! I love your tiny works of art that you displayed here on your amazing blog! It is wonderful that you were inspired at the art exhibition! And I want to thank you so much for stopping by my blog, too! HUGS!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your tiny art is fantastic, fun and beautiful :) I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

pchickki said...

What precious and beautiful fun artwork. Love it and Thanks for participating in my challenge :)

Electra said...

This is so wonderful!! I want to live there!

LonettA said...

So sweet little house with lovely details! I like both colour palettes you used!
Have a nice day!
Hugs, Annette

Tracey Fletcher King said...

It is going to be amazing painted larger... Love the bright colours

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You just never know what will inspire your work. I am amazed at the detailing of your miniature painting, as well as the patience you must have to work on it. Happy PPF! #34

Danielle M said...

Great painting! I've been having fun with watercolor too lately!

Christine said...

Lovely piece, and so tiny!

GlorV1 said...

I can hardly wait to see it larger. Amazing work.:)

Linda Kunsman said...

darling miniature art and I love how you play with the colors!

denthe said...

half an inch ....!?? Wow, that is really tiny! Your little painting is sweet and cute, and I love the colour combinations you chose!

johanna said...

this tiny size is incredible! i think i would break my fingers... Looks gorgeous!
(sometimes i think you are in another time universe... when i think i just looked at your blog, suddenly the last post is three or four days old. how can this happen;))

Margik said...

Love your small and creative piece, it's really cute. I especially love the caterpillar, another fab creature. I like the first one version today... are my favorite colours.
Have a lovely weekend, Sheila!

Faye said...

What fun you must have had with these tiny paintings! The kaleidoscope renditions are amazing. I wish I had that program on my computer.

Paper rainbow said...

Small and special. Beautiful !

SLScheibe said...

It's adorable and cute! I love making small paintings :)

Bill said...

I love your little house! It is so fun!

Cindy D. said...

Teeny and adorable! I really like both color options!

Evergreen Mo said...

Well Small is Beautiful right enough. Like the heart chimney a nice touch. I cant chose which one is best as they are all great but it is the size that stuns me. You must have a very fine paint brush and good eyesight.

Carolyn said...

I am so impressed with your tiny watercolor piece. Thanks for the steps you took along the way which makes it even more adorable.

Jackie said...

Small is beautiful and that definitely applies here. I love both finished versions and the kaleidoscope patterns are fab too! Jx

Claudia CS-CreativArt said...

This really is very small, but also so pretty

~*~Patty S said...

Precious tiny creation and then all the wonderful effects you get with your digital skills...it takes on a new life...
all so lovely!
Happy July dear Sheila (me still trying to catch up)
oxo

janie said...

I love minature too, I really like the halfway through one and the alternative colours the best they would make great little cards, gift tags or fronts of little notebooks......what an imagination you have especially showing us what is living underneath the house. agree about the medical specs with magnifiers, then you would be able to do even smaller with even more detail :)