April 26, 2011

New Series: Tiny Paintings

I've been hinting at this for a while: my new series Tiny Outfits.

It started with trying to think of a "thing-a-day" project, though it is really a "thing-every-few-days-or-at-least-once-a-week" project. Here's how it works:

  1. I try to make a more interesting-than-usual outfit.
  2. I take a picture of myself. (I've gotten very good with the self-timer.)
  3. I make a tiny painting.
When I say tiny, I mean tiny. The image measures 3" by 5" and is painted in oils on gessoed paper. The paintings each have about a .25" border on all sides, so the paper measures about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. Sold unframed, but they prop up on your favorite shelf nicely.

These are now available in my Etsy shop, also conveniently called Sketchwork.

Expect to see the first few on Sketchwork (the blog) this week, and many more to come in the future!

See, I told you they are tiny!


Chandler Pritchett said...


Elizabeth Alley said...


MM Enterprises said...

Wow so nice painting thanks for sharing.

Mary Jo said...

These are great. I love the self assignment notion.

Elizabeth Alley said...


Mary Jo, I've been assigning myself projects since I got out of college! I love projects.

Frank Zweegers said...

Beautiful job!

Elizabeth Alley said...

Thanks so much!

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