Category: Mini Masterpiece Monday

#MiniMasterpieceMonday: Permanent Wave

Title:  “Permanent Wave”  Size:  6″x 6″

This retro modern mixed media artwork is from my Mini Masterpiece Monday series.  The black background and aqua pinstripe are hand painted with acrylics on  6″x6″ stretched canvas.  It features a piece cut from a vintage record album sleeve.  Canvas is painted around the edge and can be hung without a frame.  Makes a unique personal gift for a music lover.

I salvage damaged record album covers and sleeves and incorporate them into fine art pieces, giving them a new life.

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#MiniMasterpieceMonday: Waikiki Hula

Title:  “Waikiki Hula” •  Size:  frame box is 2″x 3″, shell is 1″

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This week I made an itsy-bitsy mini masterpiece painting.  I cut the cover of a small matchbox, original size was 2″ x 1.5.”  I glued the cover, splayed open, around the box part that held the matches.  I painted the box dark turquoise with black dots.  I painted a tiny little shell, which I found on one of my Deerfield Beach walks, with a happy hula girl.

My inspiration was derived from those awesome little Day of the Dead dioramas.  I have a sweet little one of a couple in love that  Mr. Babes brought me from Austin Texas.  I played with the diorama concept with a tropical theme.

I had a lot of fun painting this tiny artwork and it also qualifies as the tiniest painting I’ve ever made 🙂

#MiniMasterpieceMonday: Purple Reign

Title:  “Purple Reign” •  Size 5″ x 7″ • Mixed media: acrylic, record album, canvas

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The thing about minimalist painting is that it’s deceptive.  This artwork, at first glance, just looks like 2 slices of purple, a slice of orange and piece of an old record album cover.  And to explain what it really means… well, this is where I will sound a little dreamy, but art, made from the heart and mind IS dreamy, so here’s the back story…

This past week Prince died and it was shocking and tragic to lose such a music icon, especially at his age.  So, when I sat down and started drawing out this week’s painting, I felt compelled to create a piece of art as an homage to Prince, but not in a obvious or pandering way.

So, this is what came out… the shapes represent beams of light, the two shades of purple represent his faceted personality and the orange represents his movement towards the “light” -both in his art and in his passing.  The piece “Stereo” is cut from a 1950’s classical record album and is my way of communicating that music is a continuum which transcends time.  I also covered the back of the canvas in a vintage record album sleeve, but you can draw your own conclusions about that…

RIP Prince • thank you for your unique, thoughtful music and groovy soul.

#MiniMasterpieceMonday: This is Real

Title:  This Is Real,  Size 7.25″ x 7.25″

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This week’s mini painting is based on creating a 45 record sleeve, painted in a vintage comic style.  I used Liquitex acrylic paint on canvas paper, cut to 7″x7″ and the piece includes a vintage 45 slipped behind the painting.

The 45 record’s title is meant to stand in as the “thought bubble” of the female character.  Bonus that it has an old price sticker on it, vintage comic books always had their price printed on the cover.