New Miniature Paintings

"Preening Brown Pelican" by Rachelle, measures 3½ x 2½ inches.

We’ve caught up on most things now after having been gone for a bit, and are painting once again in full swing. We each finished miniatures this past week which I’m sharing with you. My miniature painting, “Preening Brown Pelican” was done from a photo taken in Dunedin, Florida while visiting the area for the MASF show last year.

"Sunrise Glow" by Wes, measures 2 x 3 inches.

Both of Wes’ miniatures featuring a beautiful white Goose were done from photos that we took his past November while staying at the Ruffled Duck Inn in Oxford, MA. We learned that this is a special Goose that gathered quite the attention from the people in Oxford and surrounding areas after there was talk of getting rid of her. Thankfully,  her main care taker and the many others that adore her presence, won out and she was left alone to carry on and enjoy her peaceful and serene life in Oxford. She was quite lovely the morning we photographed her with the warm sun glistening all around her and carefully outlining her gracefully gliding shape across the water.

"Graceful Goose" by Wes, measures 1½ x 3½ inches.

Currently on the easel: I’m working on a miniature of a beautiful, sunlit Lion, spread out and resting on a rock, looking quite regal. We each hope to get a couple more miniature paintings completed for our upcoming shows, SEWE in Charleston, SC, and NatureWorks in Tulsa, OK. Please check our exhibit schedule on our website for the exact dates of the shows.

Click the image to view a video of the MASF Exhibition on YouTube.

We filmed a few highlights from the MASF show and Wes has made a couple minute video for you to watch and enjoy while getting a sense of being present at the show and experiencing the excitement in the air during the opening day. So enjoy!

Tyler getting an early start at being a Pilot.

Okay . . . I have to share another photo of my adorable nephew Tyler. Wes took this great photo while my family was being blessed with a tour of a couple of private jets at the Okeechobee airport during this past visit to Florida. I just thought this was way too cool as it looks like he’s trying his hand at being a pilot at a very early age. He is just too cute and Wes and I have tried to combat the “missing him blues” with reminiscing about all of the funny things he did while we were there. He is quite the entertainment system!! My niece is due to join the world in just a couple of weeks and we’re all very excited about that as well! I’ll be sharing a photo when she arrives.

Please visit our website for information on current exhibits of our miniatures:http://www.artofwildlife.com/exhibitschedule.html

Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂

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6 thoughts on “New Miniature Paintings

  1. Rachelle,
    Love the delicate nature of your latest piece and backlighting on Wes’s. One advantage of bad weather is not minding being in the studio. How are the birds and squirrels doing?
    Gail

    1. Hi Gail,
      Thanks, glad you like our new pieces! That’s true, although Wes and I usually head out and take a walk even in not so pleasant weather. We were quite damp after walking in the melting snowfall the other day. Hardcore walkers we are . . .ha! The birds and squirrels are very happy and continue to enjoy their peanut crunchies and warm bath water that I take out throughout the day.
      Rachelle 🙂

  2. Wonderful art! You both do such an excellent job with back lighting your subjects. Do you manage to find them in situations where you can photograph them that way? I’m thinking you must be really talented at enhancing the effect. Love your work!

    1. Hi Deb,
      Thank you very much! Occasionally we’re lucky enough to photograph the subject in such lighting, but most of the time it is enhanced as we make it up. Not as easy, but worth it when the painting is done 🙂
      Rachelle

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