I have a daily practice to find something beautiful in the world around me and paint it, causing me to slow down and be more mindful. The results of that practice become the most delightful reminders to slow down, be mindful, and look for the beauty all around us. These ‘minis’ are little beauties to collect and remind us of the moments in our lives that become formative. When I first started to sell my art, I was surprised and touched at how people found their stories in my art. I do the same thing when I read a book, and it was a delightful surprise to me at the same time. The sunset or sunrise might not be in the same location, but the colors of the clouds might take you back to your honeymoon, or the best family vacation as a kid.
Small paintings make great gifts because original art is special. You can see the strokes, and the colors are alive in a really special way. When that gift is small, you can share art without asking someone to redecorate their house. Like sending someone flowers or handmade chocolates, it is a wonderful gift to receive. I just posted over 3 dozen new 4” paintings to my webstore! Bonus…the minis are on SALE Click here to check them out!