This last week I had some time to start a new miniature landscape piece and... I wasn't happy with it at all. Being an artist sometimes means you have non-successes ( I don't like the word failures ).
But each piece that isn't successful in my eyes leaves me with new information to make it work the next time. I've been an artist for a long time, and though I don't like what feels like wasted time, it's got to happen.
Move on as quickly as possible is my technique. Never take a break on a low note!
So... On to the next!
I have already started the background for the new landscape. And I am loving it. Next, I needed some trees. And in miniature landscapes, that means really small trees! After working through some ideas, I came up with a solution that is working great.
One of my favorite smells is fresh cut grass!
And as Russell mowed our large lawn, It occurred to me that he was making the material I needed. I collected some, cut it up super fine and dried it for the night. I'm certainly not the inventor of this idea. Miniature landscapes are created for train sets and architectural models all the time. And these fine texture materials are used for sculpting landscapes. But I didn't want to buy it.
I'm using Gaffers tape, grass and scissors. That's it!
Shape Your Trees
So simple! Make a cone out of Gaffers tape with the sticky side out and roll in dried, fine cut grass. A mini tree!
Just what I need!
Just the impression of a tree line or forest is all you need for my impressionistic images. These will be perfect!
Have a great week guys! And stay tuned for the new images.
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