Miniatures Studies …Floral Friday

Just like many other folks, I enjoy miniature size things and objets d’art.  They’re a step above knick knacks, but take up about the same amount of shelf space.  I particularly like the attention to quality and detail that miniature versions possess.


For today, we have a few simple studies, not quite still lifes, of the visual application of miniature vases. That each one can be a subject for calm contemplation is the idea. To orient the viewer, I grouped the three vases into a formation with a Zebra fountain pen. This gives you a sense of scale.


The ruby glass pitcher vase is enhanced with shades of blue. The elements of color and shape come together easily in this tiny arrangement.


The traditional Chinese vase with inlaid elements brings to mind a Taoist or Chan design ideal.  You can formulate your own meanings about the layered colors.


The stark reflectivity of the silver ewer vase is perfect for a trio of echinacea blooms.  A “Skwish-Manhattan Toy”  adds brilliant colors to the scheme.

J 7-1-01The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes author Moshin Hamid. “I’d rather create a miniature painting than a Taj Mahal of a book.”


About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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