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Making Minis

2 small abstract design mixed media paintings next to an artists palette with paint

I've been having a tidy up in the studio in preparation for Noosa Open Studios (6th - 15th October) and came across a couple of 10 cm x 10 cm little canvases.

I can't think now when or why I started them, but they obviously got left behind and subsequently buried in the general creative chaos.

And since tidying up is my least favourite activity I stopped to have a play around with them and see if I could take them on a new miniature journey......

It felt like quite a challenge to shift from working on a 100 cm x 80 cm painting to something so small, but it's good for stretching the old grey matter!

I rarely throw anything away, so I had plenty of tiny snippets of gelli prints and off cuts from larger work so it was really just a question of puzzling my way through one tub after another to find pieces that would work well together in a composition. I started with some paint but that gave way to mostly collage in the end. I let go of formal colour explorations and just used whatever was to hand, so they've ended up quite multi-coloured - which is a new little tangent for me.

These little originals will be ready in time for Noosa Open Studios 6th - 15th October, I look forward to welcoming you into the studio to talk all things art!

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