More Miniature Painting.

"Boats At Shem Creek" by Rachelle, measures 2 3/4 inches.
"Boats At Shem Creek" by Rachelle, measures 2 3/4 inches.

        The past week has been filled with many hours of painting for us. The above painting, “Boats at Shem Creek” was done from a photo taken during a visit to Charleston, SC. It was early morning and the lighting was quite nice. One of the most difficult parts to a miniature painting of boats, to myself, is painting the name of the boat, along with keeping the rigging lines straight.

"Orchid Tree Blossoms" by Wes, measures 3 x 3 inches.
"Orchid Tree Blossoms" by Wes, measures 2 3/4 inches square.

        Wes’ painting titled, “Orchid Tree Blossom” was done from a photo taken during a visit to Southern California, last spring. This is a gorgeous tree, as it’s covered with numerous, beautiful and delicate blooms and smells quite divine! We had one of these lovely trees in our yard in Florida while I was growing up, which I was always enamored with, and greatly enjoyed wearing and carrying the blooms around as a young girl.

A few of the Black-Eyed Susans that grace our front yard.
A few of the Black-Eyed Susans that grace our front yard.

        Chippy the Chipmunk, the Carolina Wrens and many other feathered friends continue to daily enjoy their peanut crunchie treats. They are also enjoying eating them in the secret garden, as we look on while enjoying our meals. The birds have a much greater chance of getting them before the squirrels get and devour them in seconds, in this area, for which the birds are quite thankful!

Sweet Chippy eating the peanut crunchies on the top deck.
Sweet Chippy eating the peanut crunchies on the top deck.

       The weather has been quite delightful for most of this past week, so I decided to take advantage of it one afternoon, spending it on the back deck while working on my sketch for the Western Visions Miniature and More Show. Being a bit on the cool side and with pleasant breezes blowing, one could almost sense a hint of fall in the air. I did a drawing of a Raven again this year, keeping with the theme of the Ravens that I have done in the previous years.

Working on my Raven drawing on the top deck.
Working on my Raven drawing on the top deck.
"Raven on Old Pine" by Rachelle
"Raven on Old Pine" by Rachelle

         This week will be filled with many more hours of painting along with the daily enjoyment of a bike ride or walk to do errands.

Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂

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4 thoughts on “More Miniature Painting.

  1. mary jansen

    So lovely as usual Rachelle. I am particularily fond of crows and ravens so I am drawn to your raven drawing…excellent! I also love the painting that Wes did of you on your wedding day. You two seem so in love! A wonderful thing to see in this day and age!
    I have a technical question for you, (or Wes) and that is about the easel you use. I render my miniatures flat but find that this is hard on my back. I’m thinking of going to Cheap Joe’s and buying an easel. Do you have a recommendation?

    1. Hi Mary,
      Thank you! Yes we feel very blessed to still be just as much in love as on that day 🙂
      Pertaining to our easels, we purchased them from Cheap Joes years ago, and we see that they have several styles similar to ours in the catalogue. Ours is the Winsor and Newton model # WNE7006201 (Arun easel). Wes modified ours to work a bit better with miniature paintings. They work really nice when we travel for demonstrations with the little bit of storage space in the bottom.
      Rachelle 🙂

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