Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mini Watercolors

I have always loved the ethereal, dreamy look of watercolor but haven't really worked in this medium much, only a brief foray into it during college art classes. But I'd been asked to donate some work to benefit an animal charity, so I thought I might sit down with some watercolor paper and paints and see what I could come up with. My first attempts were not so good and went straight into the trash, but I stuck with it and feel that each new little painting is getting better... or at least I don't feel like throwing them out!

These are all miniatures, anywhere between 3 and 4 inches in either dimension... they could be framed, used as a magnet on your fridge, placed beside your computer monitor or on your mirror for a cheerful little reminder of the natural world, slipped into a Christmas stocking, or used as a special gift tag on that very special holiday gift. And they are priced right! As always, they are inspired by the elements of nature around me. Several have been listed in my Etsy shop; just follow the link to check it out.

Chatty Titmouse

Autumn Dusk

Funky Chicken
Lakeside in Summer

Little Bluebird
Goldfinch and Flower
BlueJay Baby

Heron at Water's Edge
The Hills Are Alive
Scarlet Tanager
Some of the watercolors for the animal charity project


  1. Rebecca, I think the mini's are adorable and you are right they would be perfect tucked in a stocking!!! I hope your husband is doing better--that is a long time to be sick! Please take care and happy sales!! xoxo Cait

  2. P.S. I love the funky chicken!!! :D

  3. Looks like you had a lot of fun !
    I particularly like the frog and the polar bear :)

  4. These are adorable! Love the Titmouse and Bluebird! I'm a sloppy watercolorist, but it is so much fun! Good job!

  5. Rebecca, you are an amazing artist! I love painting in watercolors. These mini pictures reminds me of my school days....

    I must visit again!