When you live in an old pottery city you are surrounded by designs and patterns.
The amount of creativity around here in the past, and still happening here is amazing.
I have been inspired by old pottery designs to paint a series of tiny canvases based on some of the old plates and pottery found around here.
I like the floral patterns, but also old picturesque architecture.
The main difficulty is finding a fine enough brush and also the quality of the little canvases. They can have quite a strong woven surface and the paint catches in the tiny dents on them and does not lie as neatly as it would on cartridge paper, for instance.
I am using tiny canvases, about 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches (3 by 5 centimetres approx). They are then painted with acrylic paint. I suppose I could use oil paint but this takes longer to dry although it might blend better.
So there you go….more ideas, I do love art and craft.