Monday, 26 September 2016

Royal Miniature Society Exhibition

This Sunday is the hand in day for this year's Royal Miniature Society Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London (if you are posting your submissions, you need to have them there by Friday). This really is a superb show and I would encourage any artists with an interest in Miniature Art to submit work. Work is selected from entries received and, although the standard is extremely high, this is undoubtedly one of the best shows of it's kind in the world, so a huge boost if your work is accepted! 

The Exhibition runs from October 12th until 22nd, with the Private View on Oct 11th. Lennox Cato, BBC presenter and Antiques Dealer, will officially open the Exhibition on Wednesday 12th, with the Award Presentations at 3pm. There are over 600 artworks, almost all for sale, from artists around the world, daily demonstrations and this year includes a special exhibition entitled 'Children Through the Ages' curated by Roger Philips and Carmela Arturi.

The Exhibition will be available to view online again this year, and I'll post details once it's ready. Full details of the exhibition, together with entry forms, can be found on the Royal Miniature Society website.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Miniature paintings of a Tabby Cat and an Owl

Tabby cat © Tracy Hall 2016
Watercolour 2.5" x 2.5"

Short eared Owl © Tracy Hall 2016
Watercolour 2" x 3"
Two new miniature paintings fresh off the easel, a Tabby cat and a Short eared Owl. I have also just updated my website with a dozen recent miniatures - I have got a little behind! Apologies for the short post today but am still trying to catch up with myself....

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Eagle Owl Watercolour Miniature Painting

Eagle Owl © Tracy Hall 2016
3.25" x 2" Watercolour on HP
Back from a wonderful summer in beautiful Brittany where I completed this miniature of a european eagle owl, started in demonstration at the Hilliard Society exhibition (shown enlarged above). This chap is called Attila and lives at Fauconnerie Bretagne.

The Hilliard International Miniature Art Exhibition back in June was a great success and so much fun to be able to attend again this year, meeting up with old friends and new. The quality of work was very high and sales were brisk over the opening weekend when I was there.

Iain Gardiner RMS won the Sue Burton Award for Best in Show with his amazing oil painting 'Reflections with the view of St Pauls', and he is pictured above with our lovely President, Joyce Rowsell, at the Awards Ceremony. I'll be updating the Hilliard website shortly with the full list of award winners, but in the meantime don't forget you can still see the entire exhibition online for the rest of the year. Purchase enquiries are always welcome, just contact the office to check availability.

I'll be posting more new miniatures over the coming week or so as I get them scanned, and some will be amongst my entries for this year's Royal Miniature Society Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London in October (if I can get them framed in time!). I'll post more details nearer the time but, as always, it is an amazing show absolutely worth visiting if you are in London between October 12th - 22nd.