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Tiny Paintings – Round One

For the past year my primary art form of puppetry hasn’t been happening in the way I want it to (too busy, dealing with too much personal stuff, collaborative partners not close by to keep my creative momentum going, and a few other excuses).  But what has happened has been a resurgence of one of my earliest artistic endeavors: painting.

Tiny Painting of Dune with Shakespeare looking on.

Tiny Painting of Dune with Shakespeare looking on.

 

My grandmother was a painter, and took me and my sister to oil painting classes at some point in my youth.  Also, my wife is a teacher of literature and theater and has often used my mediocre art skills for her class projects.  That said, up until recently I’ve rarely painted “for me”, at least not until I happened upon some small 3″ x 3″ canvases in the craft section of a store when my daughter needed some color of acrylic paint for something she wanted make.

Tiny Painting of Totoro in a treetop with one of the Sci-Fi Janitors observing

Tiny Painting of Totoro in a treetop with one of the Sci-Fi Janitors observing

Something about that size of canvas struck me as interesting (I love seeing people who can fit detail into small pieces, though I have little hope of being one of those artists myself), and I picked up a few. Well one thing led to another and as I started painting various nerdy themed pictures I found I was accumulating a stash of paintings that I had no home for.   So, I started to photograph them in a little virtual (aka made-up) gallery with my Tom Baker as Doctor Who action figure, and send them out into the world.

Tiny Painting of the worm from Labyrinth with the 4th Doctor observing

Tiny Painting of the worm from Labyrinth with the 4th Doctor observing

Below, and above, you’ll see a selection of my first rounds of paintings. I’ll follow this post up with some photographed in their new homes later, once I finally get the second round of them shipped out.

Tiny Painting of a Totoro near a shrine with Luigi observing

Tiny Painting of a Totoro near a shrine with Luigi observing

 

Tiny Painting of The Starship Enterprise with Yoda observing

Tiny Painting of The Starship Enterprise with Yoda observing

 

Tiny Painting of Jakku with Batman looking on

Tiny Painting of Jakku with Batman looking on

 

Tiny Painting of BB-8 on Jakku with the 4th Doctor observing

Tiny Painting of BB-8 on Jakku with the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) observing

Tiny Painting of an X-Wing with the 4th Doctor observing

Tiny Painting of an X-Wing 

Tiny Painting of Galaxy M82 with the 4th Doctor observing

Tiny Painting of Galaxy M82 

Tiny Painting of the TARDIS on a desert planet with the 4th Doctor observing

Tiny Painting of the TARDIS on a desert planet 

Tiny Painting of the Milky Way (?) with the 4th Doctor observing

Tiny Painting of the Milky Way (?) 

Tiny Painting of the Millennium Falcon approaching the Death Star with the 4th Doctor observing

Tiny Painting of the Millennium Falcon approaching the Death Star 

Tiny Painting of the Death Star with the 4th Doctor observing

Tiny Painting of the Death Star 

Tiny Painting of the TARDIS with the 4th Doctor observing

Tiny Painting of the TARDIS 

Tiny Painting of a landscape from the area around the house in My Neighbor Totoro, with the 4th Doctor observing

Tiny Painting of a landscape from the area around the house in My Neighbor Totoro

Tiny Painting of the forest spirits from Princess Mononoke with the 4th Doctor Who observing.

Tiny Painting of the forest spirits from Princess Mononoke

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  1. April 19, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Oh my goodness, tiny canvases + action figures = adorable and hilarious, but I can’t explain WHY.

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