Geisha Mini Canvas
I’ve had a couple of cute mini canvasses laying around for ages and this week I decided to finally do something with them. I’d been looking at lots of beautiful Geisha photos on tumblr and felt inspired to do a really colourful painting of a Geisha with acrylics.
The canvas is only 7cm x 7cm (2.75” x 2.75”) so that’s not much area to work with, so I decided to just concentrate on the face. I used a few different photos for inspiration but ultimately the final design is all mine.
I photographed it with some paint tubes, a brush and a pencil to illustrate how small the canvas actually is.
I really enjoyed this mini art project and I’m itching to start on the other mini canvas I have. Maybe I’ll do a whole set, who knows.
There is a tinge of sadness though. Over the years, a lot of the art or jewellery I’ve produced I’ve created for my Mum. Not in a ‘5 year old bringing an obscure drawing back from school to be hung on the fridge kind of way’ lol :-P No, she really genuinely did love my work. Whatever I gave her, she would show off to her friends and work colleagues with beaming pride.
Like me, she loved oriental art and I’m pretty sure she would have loved my new painting. I probably would have given it to her as a surprise in the post to brighten her day. She probably would have perched it on her desk at work where it could be seen and admired my everyone :-)
My Mum was always proud of me and it’s times like this I really miss her.