Monday, April 26, 2010

Little Mouse Lost Miniature Watercolour Painting

Little Mouse Lost
7cm x 9.5cm
Watercolours on Arches Paper
It has been a while since I picked up a paintbrush, particularly to paint with watercolours, and I had forgotten what a joy this wonderful medium can be. A lot of my artwork tends to be very tight and realistic, and it is nice to branch out and be a little more creative and loose, which is easier with watercolours. I think because so much of my work tends to be based on realism, I am also enjoying a bit of experimentations with the world of whimsy - it always takes me back to childhood.

15 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I just love when you do whimsy, Karen. Every thing you bring your hands to comes out so gorgeously. I'm in awe yet again.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

These are really sweet, Karen. I really like your fantasy work. :)

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Sherry and Barbara - I have so much fun with these and it means a lot that you like them xx

Mona said...

I love your fairies Karen!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you Mona xx

sue greco said...

I love the whimsical and fantasy of the painting. Beautiful.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you heaps for your lovely feedback Sue - much appreciated!!! :)

artbyakiko said...

I love your fantasy work. It's so cute!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Akiko :)

Melody Lea Lamb said...

LOVE it!! Oh, is has been way too long since I stopped by to see your beautiful work Karen! A joy for sure.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you heaps Melody - I know how hard it is to stay on top of all the blogging and different sites. You have been so busy with your book illustration and not to mention you have had a challenging year. Lovely to hear from you!!! :)

Carol Andre' said...

I am generally more of a "realitic" fan, but this one is just beautiful Karen. I have to say- I think you are ready to write and illustrate a book now! You have such a beautiful, gentle touch to your work, it all just shines.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Carol, I feel like I am getting there too. I wanted to develop a style that is still a bit realistic, but also transports the viewer to somewhere whimsical, and whilst I know I still need some development, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Jansartsy said...

Karen, this fantasy illustration is so-o-o-o-o beautiful. As always, your work inspires me as an admirer and as an artist. Thank you so much.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Jan - what a lovely comment to wake up to!!! Happy holidays to you!!! :)