Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lumberman's Lantern - Miniature Painting

Lumberman's Lantern
3.5 x 2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Just putting the finishing touches on another miniature.....it's amazing how long the detail can take on these little guys! But my eyes are telling me it is time to take a little break from these, so I will work on some other paintings for the next few days......I still have a few weeks before the miniatures are due for the show.

This is a rusty old lantern hanging next to a door at a "logging camp" at the Lumberman's Museum in Patten, Maine. The museum has wonderful exhibits about the history of logging in Maine and an amazing number of old tools and equipment from the old camps. I took hundreds of pictures there this summer and plan on doing a series of paintings about some of the tools.


Walk in the Woods said...

What a charming miniature! There's so much, visually, in the image it's kinda hard to believe it's only 3.5x2 inches!


Magic Love Crow said...

Fantastic Debbie! I am in awww!

Debbie Shirley said...

Thank you ladies! This is the kind of miniature I really enjoy doing ;-)

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