Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Love and Heart Miniature Oil Paintings, in a show

"Arrow Thru My Hat" ACEO 3.5x2.5 inches, oil on canvas panel. This one is about how some things aren't so bad if you put them into perspective. The heart-tipped arrow missed the angel and went through the hat instead, and is looped to signify humor. The uprooted flower can be replanted. And the cat, well, sometimes a cat is just a cat.

"What is this thing they call a heart, kept hidden from the light of day? I pulled mine out to take a peek, then quickly put it back away." The cat has the key to the heart, but she doesn't notice. ACEO 3.5 x 2.5 inches, oil on canvas panel on wood.

"Heart Be Leaf" Acrylic on wood, 4x6. SOLD
A larger version of it can be seen here, on my website. I wanted to make a visual pun with the leaf shaped heart she's holding up to her chest. She wears a kind of jester's cap, but perhaps she's not such a fool.

These three paintings were accepted into the show: "For the Love of Art"
5th annual juried exhibit
February 8--27, 2010
Artists' reception February 12, 2010, 6pm--9pm
7739 Northcross Drive, Suite Q
Behind Northcross Mall
Austin, TX 78757


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Theresa
Your miniature paintings always take my breath away.. so much detail in such a small space. I love the humor in this group of paintings.Your work is exquisite and always a pleasure to view.

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks Penny, what a lovely compliment. Would you believe that in miniature painting, using a somewhat bigger brush than you'd think-- makes it much easier? Just like with regular painting.

Rosemary said...

Wow Theresa! These pieces just blow me away! They may be "fantasy" but the artist is a deep thinker! Bravo and good luck with the show!

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks Rosemary!